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Aug 3, 2012 03:31 PM

Suggestion for dressing for rice salad, please!

We have been eating barrels of salad which has been good but I'm a little weary of oil and vinegar type dressings.

Tonight I am using up leftover rotisserie chicken and really good brown rice in combination with cole slaw mix, onions, cilantro, and maybe some sauteed almonds.

If you have a different slant on a dressing, please send it my way. The heat has zapped my brain. :<((

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  1. Combine 3/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 tsp lemon zest, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1 tablespoon horseradish, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 1 Tbsp. mustard. Salt and pepper to taste; or:
    1/3 cup mayonnaise, 1/8 tsp. curry powder, juice from green olives or artichoke hearts; or:
    4 Tbsp olive oil (or salad oil) 1/2 tsp lemon zest, 3 Tbsp. lemon juice, 3 Tbsp. sour cream (or yogurt)

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    1. re: todao

      Thanks so much, todao. I had exactly three T of sour cream on hand, so made the third recipe.

      It is delicious and different.

      Thanks so much for your prompt suggestion!

    2. Mmmmn. Good time of year for rice salad. Have you tried Sri Wasano's Infamous Indonesian Rice Salad from the Moosewood Cookbook (Mollie Katzen)? Google it for the recipe!

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      1. re: kbjesq

        Thanks for the suggestion, kbj. Will do.

      2. Go simple and basic.

        Salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          Hmmm, cayenne -- hadn't thought about that.....Thanks, ipsedixit

        2. We do this one a lot:

          Lots of possible variations on the rice/meat...

          1. I've done this one a lot:

            I don't fuss with the dressing as much as they want you to do. This is also good with brown rice and very dramatic with red or black rice.