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favorite pasta salad or rice salad

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Looking for some new recipes for pasta salad or rice salad...any favorites?

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  1. I make a brown rice salad with mayo, lemon juice, sugar, curry powder, simmered raisins (to make them plump), apples, and almonds. I use Trader Joe's fabulous prepared frozen brown rice. Makes up really fast and tastes divine. You could branch out and add other things as you like.. dried apricots instead of raisins, red peppers, whatever!

    1. I love this orzo salad:
      Chicken & Orzo Salad
      1/3C pine nuts
      1 deli BBQ chicken, meat removed from bones and shredded
      2C cooked orzo (1 box Ronzoni brand)
      Mustard Vinaigrette (see below)
      3-6 green onions, thinly sliced
      1/4 lb. feta cheese, crumbled (can use up to 1/2 lb.)
      Kalamata olives to taste

      Toast nuts in frying pan; cool
      Mix all ingredients and eat. Can be served chilled or at room temp.

      Mustard Vinaigrette
      1T dijon mustard
      1T chopped shallots
      1/2t minced garlic
      2T chopped parsley
      2T red wine vinegar or lemon juice (or combination of both)
      6T olive oil

      In food processor, mix all but oil. Slowly add oil and blend.

      Can double or triple this recipe.