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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

To Astoria, With Love

As promised,
it's time to share a favorite salad that is perfect for picnics and barbecues.
It's a delicious change from potato and pasta salads. I've taken it to many potlucks and have never had any left to take home! It's that good...and so to our friends in NYC who have asked for this over and over, here it is, a recipe given to me by my Mom years ago...
Wonderful Artichoke Rice Salad
The main players; Rice a Roni, Marinated Artichoke Hearts, and Stuffed Green Olives.
Prepare the rice according to package directions...
let it cool.
Chop green onion, green pepper, celery, and slice green olives and artichoke hearts.
Add veggies to the cooled rice and gently mix.
Mix mayonnaise, curry powder and marinade from artichokes together, and pour over mixture.
Gently mix all together.
For a pretty presentation, serve in a blooming tomato, or for a potluck in a large bowl. Garnish with paprika, chill, and enjoy!

Wonderful Artichoke Rice Salad

  • 2 jars (6 ounce) marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1 bottle stuffed green olives
  • 5 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped fine
  • 1 box rice-a-roni, (I use chicken flavor)
Cook rice according to package directions, let cool. Drain artichoke hearts, reserving liquid. Drain olives and slice. Cut artichoke pieces into bite-size chunks. Add veggies to cooled rice mixture.

Make Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp. curry powder
  • marinade from artichokes
Toss with salad ingredients. Chill and serve. Makes 4-6 servings.

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22 comments :

  1. Hi Gnee,

    I make an Italian version of this using Abborio rice. I like the surprising use of curried mayonnaise in your recipe. I think I've mentioned that I grew up in Astoria a hundred years ago or so!

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  2. Oh, my gosh that looks delicious! Woo Hoo! You have the best recipes and photos. I love cold salads like this. Thank you so much for linking this recipe to Woo Hoo! Wednesday and sharing with us.

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  3. YUM...this is different and sounds so good..I am going to give it a try! Thanks for sharing your Mom's recipe! :D

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  4. I used to make a version of this, but have forgotten about it. I think I will try yours! Do you live in Astoria! My husband and I once, quite awhile back, had the best time at a hotel that overlooked the Columbia and the Pacific with a hottub overlooking the water. The view was great with the ships out there. Joni

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  5. We served an LDS mission for 18 months in NYC and lived in Astoria until last July. We are back in the West and we love our home and family closer, but we left a chunk of our hearts in NY. It's a crazy place, but so incredible in the Spring and we loved the big city. Our home is for sale and we are hoping to move closer to our children in Boise soon.

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  6. Yummy! That looks like a great combination and not too difficult:) Thanks for sharing!

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  7. This looks amazing! I love artichokes! Great flavors! Thanks for linking with Tuesday Tastes! I am so happy to have you! People's Choice polls are open - head over and vote for your favorite when you have a chance!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Dasiy
    http://crazyjayzplace.blogspot.com/2010/05/tuesday-tastes-9.html

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  8. I like how simple this is! Lose the olives and I might just make this. :-) Thanks!

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  9. You totally had me until the curry powder entered the picture, but maybe I could give it a try anyway, since the recipe only calls for a 1/2 tsp.

    Nice blog! Oh, guess what, Astoria is my home town! I went to PS70.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  10. I've made a version of this before, but yours looks better! Can't wait to try it!

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  11. Oh, my gosh...these photos need to be in a food magazine. Just beautiful !!
    This dish sounds really good. I am not big on curry..could something else be added or is the taste depending on curry ? I'm going to give it a try. It looks delicious.

    You silly silly girl...now you have ME thinking, "how can i make something that LOOKS like this but will not...rot ??"
    Beignets t'would make a great centerpiece !!:)))

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  12. This looks great! I like the taste of this kind of salad.

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  13. Your salad sounds wonderful and anything that looks that good must really taste good, too. I read some of your earlier posts and the one about your son is really dear. What a fine man. I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  14. Yummy, a perfect dish for the summer. It also looks healthy!
    xoxo

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  15. Oh yum! Do you happen to have an extra plate?

    I hope you'll stop by and see my video for a French Macaroon video. There are bloopers. :)

    I am also hosting a giveaway for a French Basketeer tote.

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  16. This really looks good. I was never a fan of artichokes since the first time I bought a fresh one. I didn't really know what to do with it and it wasn't a good experience. Well, I go to Panera all the time for lunch and my favorite hot sandwich is the turkey-artichoke sandwich. So maybe I should try the ones in the jar and try this recipe!

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  17. What a fabulous, easy and unique salad! I have copied it down and cannot wait to try it out. We are artichoke lovers in our house, so this should be a hit!

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  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog -- you are new to me. So glad to meet you! Your food pix are fabulous -- agree with bj -- they should be in a magazine. I have had a salad like this and it was divine. Did not know exactly how it was made. I am saving the recipe.

    Scribbler
    http://scribbler-unfocused.typepad.com/

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  19. What a delightful recipe! I'm saving a copy to try it myself this summer. There isn't an ingredient in it that I don't already like ;)

    Thank you for your comment too!

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  20. This looks so delicious! Can't wait to make it!

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  21. this looks fabulous! I'm excited to try it this summer.

    Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea
    "Celebrating the Coastal Lifestyle"

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  22. This sounds like a great combination! Thanks for linking up!

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I read each and every one and they make me sing! renée

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