Rating: 4.54 stars
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This rice salad is a great summer salad in place of potato salad, or any time of year!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, and set aside to cool.

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  • Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.

  • Rinse frozen peas under cold water. Strain, and place in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, rice, celery, onions, and pimiento; toss to combine, and set aside. In a separate bowl, stir the mayonnaise together with mustard, lemon juice, relish, tuna, dill, salt, and pepper until well blended. Add to the vegetable mixture, and toss to combine. Cover, and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours. Toss once more before serving. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Facts

424 calories; protein 17.2g; carbohydrates 30.1g; fat 26.2g; cholesterol 158.8mg; sodium 691.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (32)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2007
This is a great recipe for a carry-in. I substituted bacon for the tuna though. The dill is gives a great flavor! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/06/2012
Nice different salad. My husband didn't care for it a whole lot I liked it but not wow enough for me to make it again. Read More
(2)
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2007
This is a great recipe for a carry-in. I substituted bacon for the tuna though. The dill is gives a great flavor! Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2008
This recipe comes together quickly. I used the boil in bag type rice, substituted red pepper for the pimento and added some dijon mustard. No need to add tuna unless you are using it as a main dish. Will make again. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2007
This rice salad goes together quickly and tastes great! Read More
(14)
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2009
Hey Tracey -- this was excellent! I made a couple of minor changes to use up stuff on hand. Used some leftover grilled salmon in place of the tuna and couldn't find the pimento that I know is here someplace... so I used green stuffed olives. Served as a main course on leaves of Romaine like a lettuce wrap and it was fantastic! Thank you, Tracey Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2010
I never have 9 oz. cans of tuna around, so had the fun of converting this over to a 5 oz. (I don't trust the converter here.) I think I was pretty close. I left out the pimento, which I don't care for, and finely chopped some plain pickle for the relish. Everything else as is. This was pretty good and tasted much like a tuna salad, but I liked that it was moist, unlike a lot of tuna salads. If I make again I'll probably halve the peas. I don't like peas, but they're good for me so I'll take advantage of the opportunity to get them inside me hiding in a spoonful of something else, cause they're kinda inconspicuous that way. :-) But ... too much. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2008
Since I didn't have pimentos I used about 1/3 cup salsa instead and omitted the mustard and relish. Turned out pretty good not stellar. But who expects stellar from tuna anyway? Read More
(6)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2010
This was a great gluten-free recipe! I would have never thought of replacing rice with noodle because of the big texture difference. However I did use brown whole grain rice rather than white rice. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2011
Excellent recipe especially during the hot summer as a main dish or a wonderful alternative to potato or macaroni salad. The only change I made was I used canned salmon (skinless/boneless) instead of tuna otherwise everything else was the same. Good stuff. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2010
This was really good!!! I added some chopped boiled eggs shredded sharp cheddar cheese and chopped carrots. I omitted the pimentos and the peas. I also used some milk to make it creamier. Great substitue for potato or pasta salad!! Thank you Tracey!!!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
06/06/2012
Nice different salad. My husband didn't care for it a whole lot I liked it but not wow enough for me to make it again. Read More
(2)