Confetti Rice Salad
This confetti rice salad recipe might appear to require lots of slicing and dicing, but truth be told, all the veggies can probably be prepped in less than 15 minutes. In fact, this would be a great recipe to set your benchmark, and then see how you improve over time. Or, just use a food processor to chop everything. Either way, this make-ahead dish will enliven any celebration with its delightful colors.
Cook rice with boiling vegetable or chicken broth, if preferred.
Rice vinegar will also work instead of sherry vinegar.
If you want something creamier, add some mayo, or sour cream, or any combination of both. If you do, I'd cut back on the oil and vinegar a bit, but either way, make sure you hold back some of whatever you're dressing this with. Any dressing you add before it goes in the fridge will be full absorbed, and I think the texture is much nicer if we moisten the salad with more before service.
Feel free to add corn and/or black beans for a heartier salad.