Texas Shrimp and Rice Salad

Total Time
Prep 12 mins
Cook 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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.
Most Helpful

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!

loof August 15, 2010

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!

Kittencal@recipezazz April 16, 2009