This is a New Orleans-style salad with shrimp, ham, bacon, rice, and Creole seasonings.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in the rice. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.

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  • While the rice is cooking, place bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until evenly brown. Drain, cool, and crumble.

  • In a large bowl, mix the cooked rice, crumbled bacon, shrimp, ham, bell pepper, celery, onion, and tomatoes.

  • Prepare the dressing by whisking together the salad dressing, thyme, chili powder, garlic, and salt. Pour over rice mixture, and toss to coat. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator until serving.

Nutrition Facts

280 calories; protein 13.8g 28% DV; carbohydrates 24.3g 8% DV; fat 14g 22% DV; cholesterol 64.1mg 21% DV; sodium 981.4mg 39% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2004
I just returned from a family reunion and wanted to say thank you for this recipe. It received more rave reviews and recipe requests than any other dish there. I did take the advice of several earlier postings and substituted frozen shrimp and cajun seasoning rather than the canned shrimp and regular salt. I also made one other substitution - I used pasta rather than rice. I realize that this is a rather large change but the 8 ounces of penne pasta made for a wonderful pasta salad. I can assure you that I will be making this again in the future. Thanks again. Read More
(69)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/06/2003
I wasn't happy at all with this salad. Too salty. Read More
(13)
69 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2004
I just returned from a family reunion and wanted to say thank you for this recipe. It received more rave reviews and recipe requests than any other dish there. I did take the advice of several earlier postings and substituted frozen shrimp and cajun seasoning rather than the canned shrimp and regular salt. I also made one other substitution - I used pasta rather than rice. I realize that this is a rather large change but the 8 ounces of penne pasta made for a wonderful pasta salad. I can assure you that I will be making this again in the future. Thanks again. Read More
(69)
Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2005
I really liked this salad. My hubby wants more meat next time. I did use frozen shrimp as others recommended. I used more spices than in the recipe such as red pepper Old Bay seasoning and more minced garlic. I like the flavor of this salad at room temp. better than cold. Next time I make it I am going to add more cooked bacon right before serving. I don't like soggy bacon. Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2002
In the time it took the bacon and rice to cook I had all of the veggies chopped and the dressing put together. And most of the ingredients are things most of us keep on had so it added less than 5 (for the shrimp) to my grocery bill. And best of all it was a big hit at out Mardi Gras pot luck. Thanks for sharing. I will make this one again and again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2003
This was really good and nice and spicy but be warned! If you go the store and buy everything you need for this recipe you'll spend like forty dollars! Also it was pretty exhausting chopping everything. This recipe would be a good group project. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2003
Great recipe followed the advice of other reviewers and used kielbasa instead of ham and instead of plain old salt used Zatarans creole seasoning. Make sure you use long grain rice I forgot to get it and used short grain the rice turned out a little mushy still tasted good. I think washing the rice would have helped too. Oh well next time this won't be a problem for me. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
We are from the south and my husbands family is from the low country. This salad was unique but everyone loved it even my picky 13 year old. Will be putting this in my book for future use. Read More
(17)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Outstanding salad Louis! Why didn't I think of it? We love jambalaya and serve it often to our guests. I never knew it could be so tasty as a salad.I used Kielbasa rather than ham omitted the salt and used zesty Italian dressing. Yummy! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2002
This recipe is fantastic. I served it with fresh bread and wine my husband went crazy over it. We can't wait to have it again. It's a definite keeper. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
05/21/2007
This salad is awesome! As others suggested I used fresh shrimp kielbasa and substituted 1/2 t. Zatarans Cajun Seasoning for the salt. I also used red pepper instead of green and added green onion and chopped baby carrot for color. We'll be having this a lot more! Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
11/06/2003
I wasn't happy at all with this salad. Too salty. Read More
(13)
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