A scrumptious salad bursting with flavor and textures is tossed with a creamy vinaigrette dressing!

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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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  • Place rice and water in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 45 to 60 minutes.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix the sour cream, red wine vinegar, lime juice, honey, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.

  • Place bacon in a skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside.

  • In a large bowl, mix the rice, dressing mixture, bacon, bell pepper, green onions, peas, almonds, and cilantro. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

202.9 calories; 5.4 g protein; 30.5 g carbohydrates; 13.7 mg cholesterol; 143.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2003
I enjoyed this but I like unusual/exotic dishes. However the group of ladies I served it to didn't seem to enjoy it nor did they ask for the recipe (which they always do when they like a dish served at our ladies luncheons.) If you like out-of-the-ordinary fare you'll probably enjoy this. The cilantro (must use fresh not dried) really makes this dish!! It needed more salt and I doubled the amount of peas and almonds. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2004
Not nearly as much flavor as I thought it would have. Still good just different than I expected. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2003
I enjoyed this but I like unusual/exotic dishes. However the group of ladies I served it to didn't seem to enjoy it nor did they ask for the recipe (which they always do when they like a dish served at our ladies luncheons.) If you like out-of-the-ordinary fare you'll probably enjoy this. The cilantro (must use fresh not dried) really makes this dish!! It needed more salt and I doubled the amount of peas and almonds. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2003
I enjoyed this but I like unusual/exotic dishes. However the group of ladies I served it to didn't seem to enjoy it nor did they ask for the recipe (which they always do when they like a dish served at our ladies luncheons.) If you like out-of-the-ordinary fare you'll probably enjoy this. The cilantro (must use fresh not dried) really makes this dish!! It needed more salt and I doubled the amount of peas and almonds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2005
Excellent salad! I left out the honey because I prefer the tanginess of the dressing without it. The only change I'll make next time would be to double the spices for a little more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2004
Good stuff! I made this for a family party... that I later had to skip... so I was left with a double recipe's worth. I am eating it this week for lunch at the office. I am gussying it up for the sake of variety...with (at this point) either horseradish or garlic paste (available at the Indian gorcery; looks a lot like horseradish). My one comment on the original recipe: I'm not sure if the bacon added anything at all except keeping it out of vegetarian hands! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2006
This was great. I didn't understand a couple of the reviews that said it was dry. This is very creamy. I had some brown rice left over from another recipe so I had to scale the recipe back to match the amount of rice I had. I left out the almonds but I added chopped waterchestnuts and that gave it a great crunch. I also used turkey bacon to cut back fat a little more. So simple to make. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2004
Not nearly as much flavor as I thought it would have. Still good just different than I expected. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2006
I Thought this recipe was great! My family does not eat pork so I switched the bacon for a can of chickpeas and it was fantastic! You could also swap the sour cream for 'soy cream' substitute and make the dish vegan friendly! we also tried it with wild rice mixed in and it added an extra nutty crunch! we will surely make it again! thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2003
I really liked the flavors of this creamy and satisfying salad. I left out the cilantro cause I really dont care for it and it was great. A great way to get in your fiber. I used minute brown rice also cause its easier. Wonderful! Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2006
A delicious recipe! I doubled the spices and left out the cilantro as my family doesn't care for it. And as another cook suggested I also omitted the bacon & added chick peas. Very tasty & healthy - LOVE the cumin! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2006
Yum. Few minor changes due to what was in the kitchen: fat free sour cream instead of low fat canadian bacon instead of traditional and pine nuts in stead of almonds. I also used red pepper flakes instead of a res bell pepper. I had some leftover english cucumber from another salad recipe so I tiossed that in as well. Would be good with some tomatoes in this as well. as well as some broccoli slaw Read More
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