Rice-A-Roni Salad


This Rice-A-Roni salad is great for a potluck. Variations may include adding more veggies or using shrimp instead of chicken. If you're careful about the amount of dressing you stir in, this salad can be chilled and unmolded onto a plate.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 (13.8 ounce) package chicken flavored rice mix (e.g. Rice A Roni)

  • ¼ tablespoon butter

  • 5 cups water

  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken breast meat

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine rice-vermicelli mix and butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until vermicelli is golden brown. Slowly stir in water and seasoning packet; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until rice is tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer rice to a large serving bowl and place in the refrigerator to chill.

  2. Add green onions, water chestnuts, celery, chicken, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper to rice in the bowl; mix until well combined. Chill in the refrigerator until serving time.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

160 Calories
13g Fat
6g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 160
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 184mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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