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Hello folks!
Do I have a fun, unique salad
idea for you today!
I attended a baby shower for one of my sisters a few weeks ago and this lovely Mexican Rice Salad was served.
Sound kind of strange?
It was wonderful!
It has a great southwestern flavor
with a little spicy kick.
I love new salad ideas, so I wrote down the recipe on the spot.
I have made it a couple of times since then and my
kids all give it the thumbs up.
(love it when that happens)
Mexican Rice Salad would be a great addition to your
remembering of the deceased,
laying in the sun,
relaxing with a great book,
(much needed)
I’m planning to do all of the above.
(with a running-water-cozy-bed version of camping)
What ever you’ve got planned,
take this fun salad with you!

Mexican Rice Salad
Yield: 12 servings
Time: 45 minutes prep + 1 hour chill
Recipe from Tammy Weaver

5 C cooked rice
2-3 t salt
2 cans black beans
1 can corn
1 bunch green onions chopped
2 C shredded chicken
1/2 C chopped tomatoes

1/4 C lime juice
2 T vinegar
2 T packed brown sugar
2/3 C oil
4 pickled jalapenos (CAREFULL HERE, only use 2 if you don’t like a lot of heat)
2 t chili powder
1 t cumin

1. Cook up your rice and set aside to cool a bit before adding to the other ingredients.
2. Cook and shred your chicken. I like to place 2 chicken breasts in a deep skillet and cover them with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to a rolling simmer and let the chicken cook for about 15 minutes or until it can be shredded with a fork.
3. Set the shredded chicken aside to cool as well.
4. Put all dressing ingredients in a blender and give the girl a whirl.
5. Add all salad ingredients together in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the top and mix well with a wooden spoon.
6. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

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  1. I love your blog. I have tried many of your recipes now and they are all great. Your pictures are awesome too. Last night we tried the Mexican Rice salad. Everyone loved it.Keep up the good work!

  2. Four thumbs up (husband and I as reviewers) for this wonderful main course salad. I added chopped cilantro, which was great. Black olives might be good in this salad, too. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Definitely a keeper.