Texas Shrimp and Rice Salad

Total Time
12 mins
0 mins

This is a make ahead chilled salad that is ideal for warm weather. It's refreshing and nutritious and it's mighty good too. Recipe assumes that you have cooked rice, leftover is fine.

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  1. Bring water to boil in large pot; add shrimp and return to boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer 3-5 minutes.
  3. Drain shrimp well and rinse with cold water. Cool shrimp; peel and devein.
  4. Combine shrimp, rice, beans, olives and onions; toss well.
  5. Combine salad dressing with seasonings; mix well.
  6. Pour over rice mix and chill.
  7. Serve over salad greens.
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4 5

Tasty salad! I used tiny salad shrimp, fat-free Italian dressing and left out the olives. I don't care for onions so just added them to DH's serving and left them off mine. The dressing for this was perfect with the shrimp. I served this as a side but it could easily be a meal on it's own. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

5 5

This is a wonderful cold rice salad, I was going to omit the basil but decided to add it in and I'm glad I did although I only added in a small pinch as the Italian dressing already has lots of flavor, also I used 1 small minced garlic clove instead of the powder, used Kalamata olives and frozen thawed cut green beans, cooked frozen thawed shrimp, lots of fresh ground black pepper and a pinch of cayenne, thanks Annacia we loved this!