Oriental Rice Salad

This recipe is a family favourite, seen many times at pot luck gatherings.

The salad has evolved over the years. This time around, I substituted snap peas for the celery because I had some peas and cannot keep celery around long enough to use it before it disintegrates in the crisper. The peas were a great alternative and have now become a permanent part of the recipe.

Here goes.

Make some rice and let it get cool.

Cooled rice.

Cooled rice.

Lots of chopping for this salad.

Green onions, pre-chopping.

Green onions.

Green onions.

Red pepper, pre-chopping.

Red pepper.

Red pepper.

Snap peas, pre-chopping.

Snap peas.

Snap peas.

Pre-chopped water chestnuts. Phew.

Water chestnuts.

Water chestnuts.

Recently baked chicken breasts, pre-chopping.

Chicken breasts.

Chicken breasts.

Get all those chopped vegetables and cubed chicken into a big bowl.

All the vegetables and chicken.

All the vegetables and chicken.

Make the dressing.

Add the soy sauce to the mayonnaise and milk (a whatfoodimade action shot™!).

Add the soy sauce to the mayonnaise and milk (a whatfoodimade action shot™!).

Pour the dressing over the vegetables, chicken and rice.

Add the dressing (another whatfoodimade action shot™!).

Add the dressing (another whatfoodimade action shot™!).

Toss to combine, then chill until dinner time. 2 – 3 hours is good.

Ready for the refrigerator.

Ready for the refrigerator.

Oriental Rice Salad.

Oriental Rice Salad.

Oriental Rice Salad.

Oriental Rice Salad

1 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. milk
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
3 cups cooked chicken
2 cups cooked rice
1 cup celery, sliced OR 1 cup snap peas, sliced diagonally
1 can water chestnuts, sliced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 red pepper, diced

Mix together mayonnaise, milk and soy sauce. Toss with remaining ingredients. Chill.

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