Saturday, July 12, 2008

Sunshine and Rice Salad

It's picnic season! Yummy foods served to a group of young people is sure to be devoured and appreciated in short order. Sometimes it's fun to 'kick it up a notch' and provide something different than the expected. So today, along with traditional sandwiches and potato salad, I made Golden Summerhill Roasted Potatoes and Rice, Basil, and Sun-dried Tomato Salad with Daylilies. Yikes! I wasn't sure if the kids would eat foods with flowers in them, but both dishes were a great success and seconds were taken all around.

Rice, Basil, & Sun-dried Tomato Salad with Daylilies

4 cups cooked rice, chilled if there is time
2 cups green peas, frozen and thawed
1 sweet onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, diced
1/2 - 3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup Veganaise
1 - 4 oz. can chopped olives
1 large handful sweet basil, torn
salt to taste
drizzle of olive oil

In a large bowl, mix cooked rice and other ingredients. Stir until well blended, adding additional Veganaise if moisture is needed. Spoon into a large serving container. Garnish with daylilies and celery leaves. Chill until ready to serve.


  1. Looks amazingly impressive and so beautiful! It must've been tasty, too, if the kids were eating it and enjoying it.

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  5. Looks yummy and perfect for summer

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