Recipe by NiteOwl
My friend Nancy served this salad at a backyard barbeque years ago, and I had to have the recipe. I've been making it ever since and it's always a hit. I often make it a day ahead and then bring it to room temperature and add the nuts just before serving.
- 1 1⁄2 cups white rice
- 1 (10 ounce) box frozen chopped spinach
- 1⁄2 cup slivered almonds
- 1⁄4 cup red onion, cut in 2 inch slices
- 1⁄2 cup canola oil
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- Cook rice in salted water according to package directions, then let cool.
- Thaw spinach and squeeze out the water.
- Toast almonds in a 250-300 degree oven till light brown.
- Combine dressing ingredients in a jar or cruet and shake well to combine.
- Toss together cooled rice, spinach and onions.
- Add dressing and mix well.
- Refrigerate several hours or overnight to combine flavors.
- Add toasted nuts just before serving.
- Can be served cold, but it's better at room temperature.