A friend of mine showed me the basic recipe for this salad. I have experimented with many different herbs, and so far it's been a hit every time. I have used salad burnet, lemon balm, garlic chives, and dill for variety.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare the instant rice according to package directions.

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

  • In a bowl, mix the cooked rice, tarragon, green onions, chives, olive oil, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Cover, and chill at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. Toss with the chopped eggs to serve.

Nutrition Facts

357 calories; protein 8g 16% DV; carbohydrates 52.2g 17% DV; fat 12.7g 20% DV; cholesterol 93mg 31% DV; sodium 188.2mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2004
This is the most unusual salad I have ever had. My whole family loved it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/10/2006
I really liked it but the rest of my family didn't care for it as much. Their definitely not picky eaters by any means but I think I might use a little less of the oil and vinegar mixture next time. After eating it I'm thinking rosemary might be another good herb to try with it. I will make it again. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2004
This is the most unusual salad I have ever had. My whole family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2004
Quite yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/10/2006
I really liked it but the rest of my family didn't care for it as much. Their definitely not picky eaters by any means but I think I might use a little less of the oil and vinegar mixture next time. After eating it I'm thinking rosemary might be another good herb to try with it. I will make it again. Read More
(8)
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2008
I made the following changes firstly I don't like or have instant rice. I made regular long grain white Jasmine rice. I cooked it with chicken broth instead of water. I think this adds nice depth of flavor. Otherwise I left other ingredients as listed. Very nice change. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/12/2007
Sorry but I thought this was completely boring and tasteless. There's really nothing to give this much flavor. I started adding more salt & pepper and some cayenne and some garlic powder just to add something to it so I wouldn't have to waste it. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2007
This was fairly good except I didn t cook the rice long enough opps. Felt it might be a little better warmed up a tad. I served this with Sesame Sirloin Steak from this site. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2014
I really don't know how I feel about this salad. I'm new to fresh tarragon after enjoying it in chicken salad. I had some leftover from Christmas and looked for recipes to use it up. I do enjoy rice salad and even though this sounded like a weird combination I thought I'd try it. I used short grain brown rice and cooked it in broth. I had to used dry chives. I did not mix in the chopped egg but rather kept them separate to sprinkle on top. I may try this again when I have fresh chives and perhaps use plain rice (not cooked in broth). Read More
(2)
Rating: 2 stars
07/25/2011
This salad was definitely different - I'll give it that. Neither my husband nor I cared for it. Fortunately it doesn't make much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2020
I have not yet made this but my grandmother used to. She never used eggs but instead added sliced green olives with pimento. Also she used red wine vinegar. This recipe brings back really fond memories so I'm going to give it a five star review! Read More