Thursday, September 6, 2012

Summer foods are not typically my favorite. While everyone else is enjoying ribs and corn on the cob, I  miss pumpkin flavored everything and casseroles. However, if I have to pick a perfect summer dish, it would be rice salad. This is a side dish created by my mom as we were on our way to a summer cook out. It has great flavor and sits well outside in summer temperatures. 

For this dish you will need:
1 box of chicken flavored Rice A Roni
1 1/2 cups diced celery (3 ribs)
1 1/2 cups of diced carrots (about 3)
4 green onions, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing  

 Cook the Rice A Roni according to the package directions.

Cut all the vegetables about the same size. The tomatoes break down a bit in the dressing, so cut them a little bigger.

Chop them so they look like this:
When the rice is tender, let it cool before adding it to the vegetable mixture.

When the rice has cooled combine the vegetables, rice and salad dressing. The salad is great right away, but tastes best when it sits in the fridge for 6 to 8 hours.

   Serve and enjoy!


  1. I love this recipe! I am going to make it next week.

  2. Thanks, Linda! It's really tasty and a great side dish. I hope you have had a great trip!

  3. It sounds delicious and I love how colorful it is! Happy "blogging," Jordan!

  4. Thank you so much for visiting,Pam. I hope you enjoy it!

  5. I love that this dish could sit out at a cookout and you wouldn't have to worry about it. Nice work Gingerlock!

  6. I just made this for a barbrque we are having tonight and it is amazing! It is my new favorite side dish!

  7. I'm so glad you like it! It's one of my favorites!