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Friday, February 19, 2010


My friend Stephen Bracey put this bug in my ear and it has been playing a tune all day. So the following is what I came up with...one of my all time favorite salads...it has always worked for me...may it always work for all of you!

2 1/4 cups chicken broth
1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
1 teaspoon crushed saffron threads
1/2 cup Kraft Tomato & Herb dressing
6 ozs. smoked sausage
1 lb. cooked medium shrimp
1 cup frozen English peas, cooked
1 cup cubed cooked chicken breast
2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup sliced green onions
Lettuce leaves
1 tomato, cut into wedges

Combine chicken broth, rice, and saffron in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until chicken broth and rice is tender. Combine rice and dressing in a large bowl; stir well. Cover and chill 2 hours.

Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until browned; drain well.

Combine rice mixture, shrimp, peas, sausage, chicken, and next 3 ingredients. Cover and chill. To serve, line salad plates with lettuce, and spoon mixture onto prepared plates; top each plate evenly with tomato wedges.
Serves 6

SALAD DEFINITION: A dish, usually cold, of raw or sometimes cooked vegetables or fruits in various combinations, served with a dressing, or molded in gelatin, and sometimes with seafood, poultry, eggs, etc. added

1 comment:

  1. Yummy! makes me smile as i m too much hungry. Thanks for such instant salad recipe. Keep posting!