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Rice, Asparagus and Cucumber Salad

"This is a tasty rice salad with lots of fresh green veggies."
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1 h 40 m servings 214 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 3/4 cups water to boil. Add rice; return to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until water is absorbed and rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Fluff with fork; transfer to bowl. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Cook asparagus in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until tender, about 1 minute. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool. Cut the asparagus into 1-inch pieces. Add asparagus, cucumber and green onions to rice.
  3. Whisk together the mustard, sugar, vinegar, dry mustard, oil and chopped dill. Cover salad and dressing separately. Refrigerate until chilled.
  4. Pour dressing into salad and season with salt and pepper. Line large bowl with lettuce and mound salad in bowl. Garnish with dill sprigs.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 214 calories; 6.4 g fat; 34.7 g carbohydrates; 5.8 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 136 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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My husband loved this - yum! I ommited the cucumbers, and used a spicy, seedy mustard and it was excellent.

Most helpful critical review

Fairly good but quite mustardy. I would reduce the mustard next time I made the recipe.

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My husband loved this - yum! I ommited the cucumbers, and used a spicy, seedy mustard and it was excellent.

Excellent recipe! Salad was refreshing. I especially liked the range of textures. Will definitely add to my permanent recipe box.

Delicous! Made this with Jasmine rice. Used 1 Tbsp Dijon and 2 Tsbp sugar. Also added diced tomatoes and corn for more veggies. Served with baked Tilapia. Great side dish for a BBQ and Summ...

Nice change for a salad and a different idea for using asparagus. I served it on each dinner plate on a couple Bibb lettuce leaves rather than lining the serving bowl with lettuce. The dressin...

This was really a great salad to make for Easter. Very fresh!

Fairly good but quite mustardy. I would reduce the mustard next time I made the recipe.

This was a great recipe...I was originally just looking to make the typical "cucumbers and onion in sugar, vinegar dressing", but when I saw this, knew it would be great over a bed of baby green...

this was a great addition to Easter dinner. easy , tasty and well received. I did add more oil and vinegar to cut the mustard a little. (my family is into lite flavor)

whew! This salad has a lot of very snappy flavors to it- too much for me, and I like very flavorful foods. Next time I make it I will leave out the green onions, and I think it will be delicious.