Lemon Rice Salad

"From Taste of Home Magazine, February/March 2006. This was one of the runner-up recipe winners in this issue, contributed by Margery Richmond of Alberta."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine the first seven ingredients; shake well.
  • In a lare bowl, combine long grain and wild rice; add dressing and toss.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Add the cucumbers, green onions, parsley, basil and pepper; mix well.
  • Chill for 2 hours.
  • Fold in toasted pecans just before serving.
  • **Cook time does not include overnight refrigeration or 2 hours chill time before serving.
  • ***For cook time I am estimating the rice cooking time of approximately 30 minutes. Depending on how you cook your rice whether steaming it or cooking it on the stove-top--adjust cooking time accordingly. I am also estimating toasting the pecans in a 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes on a lightly greased cooking sheet. Watch them as they can easily burn!

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  1. This is a good rice salad. I especially liked the lemon zest in the dressing. The toasted pecans added a good contrast to the rice and so did the cucumber. I would recommend that you do deseed the cucumber s Juenessa states. I will be using the recipe throughout summer. Thank you for posting.
  2. I made this delicious salad to take to dinner a couple nights ago, but still didn't have my camera back. Sorry! It was inhaled - everyone (other than DH who doesn't like mustard) really enjoyed this - I will definitely make it again. I scaled it down for 4-6 people. Great recipe! Beverage Tag Sept 07.


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