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July 28, 2011

DIVINE Cold Wild Rice & Chicken Salad

This is absolutely fabulous. I belong to the LDS church, and for those of you the may not be familiar with this church, we are organized into ward groups according to our geographic area. So my ward has about 175 AMAZINGLY talented women. The young women (teenagers) put together a cookbook of all our ward's favorite recipes and sold the books for a fundraiser.  I've been happily trying the recipes in it. 

I highly recommend you organize a community cookbook, whether it be a family, church group, neighborhood, book club, school, etc. It's so great to have a book full of tried and true recipes from people you know and trust. I think it also helps you get to know each other too, by seeing what types of food you like to make. 

This was one of the first recipes I tried, because it came from a cute lady that I love to pieces and I knew it would be a winner. It definitely was!! I took it to a family gathering and it was one of the first dishes gone! Winner winner! (not that it's a competition or anything!) I didn't get a picture of it before it was gone, so I HAPPILY made it again for our little family. Absolutely delicious and BURSTING with flavor and goodness. You won't be disappointed in this one. It's definitely on my "favorites" list. Thanks Heather! Enjoy!

2 boxes Wild Rice mix (like Rice-a-Roni or Uncle Bens)
Juice of 1 lemon
1 lb. chicken, cooked & shredded (about 3 chicken breasts)
4 green onions, chopped
Red & yellow bell peppers, chopped
3 oz. sugar snap pea pods
1 avocado, chopped
1/2 c. cilantro, chopped
1/2 c. pecans, chopped

Dijon Vinegar Dressing
2 cloves garlic
1 T. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. sugar
1/3 c. olive oil
1/3 c. rice vinegar

Cook rice and let cool. In a large bowl combine, rice, lemon juice, chicken, green onions, red & yellow peppers. Top with vinegar dressing and chill for 2-4 hours. Just before serving add avocado, cilantro and pecans.
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Simmons Inc. said...

I love your blog, MaryAnn Rogers sent me the link to your blog and this recipe looks delicious. Did you add the sugar snap peas to the recipe (pictured)and did you just throw them in fresh or steam them? I have a bag of Birds Eye steamable snap peas in my freezer, so just wondering. Thanks!

Some Kind of Crazy said...

Hey! Melissa gave me your blog address after the family reunion. I love it!

I had the same question about the snap peas as "Simmons Inc"

Thanks for sharing!

Aly said...

Hi People!! I'm so glad you have found my blog and I'm so glad you noticed the lack of sugar snap peas! That was probably the best part and I forgot to type it! I've updated the recipe. So, hopefully that will help. Happy cooking!