Sunday, December 12, 2010

Recipe for Curried Rice Salad

Makes 12 servings, each approximately 304 calories, 15 grams fat, 37 grams carbs, 2.5 grams fiber, 7 grams protein; 8 WW Points +

Ingredients (I made a double recipe, so unless you are feeding a big crowd you can cut this in half):
2 boxes low sodium Rice-a-Roni, Chicken flavor
2/3 cup white basmati rice
1 cup chopped scallions
1 jar, 14 oz, marinated artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
1 jar, 14 oz, artichoke hearts in water, drained, chopped
12 large green olives, chopped
1 TBSP curry powder
2/3 cup olive oil mayonnaise
1 cup cocktail peanuts
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook basmati rice in with Rice-a-Roni following package directions. Cool.

Add in to a bowl scallions, peanuts, artichoke hearts, and olives.

Mix in a bowl the mayonnaise and curry powder.

Add cooled rice to bowl with scallion/peanut mixture.  Stir in curry mayonnaise.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Serve chilled.

Rotisserie chicken
Chopped red bell pepper
Almonds, substituted for peanuts
Red onion substituted for scallions