Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Cool Rice Salad

1 (6 1/4-ounce) package long-grain rice
2 stalks celery
1/2 small green bell pepper
1 small cucumber
2 green onions
1 small tomato
1/2 cup chopped green olives
1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
1 cup corn
1/2 cup pepper jack cheese shredded(optional)

1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
3 tbsp. virgin olive oil
1 to 2 tbsp. grated Romano cheese
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
Put all the ingredients into a bowl and whisk


1. Prepare rice according to package directions. Fluff with a fork. Spoon into a large serving bowl; let cool.
2. While the rice is cooking - chop celery, bell pepper, cucumber, green onions, tomato and olives; add to bowl. Mince parsley; add to bowl.
3. Add corn to bowl; mix well.
4. Pour dressing over rice mixture; stir gently. Cover, chill salad until serving time.

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