Starchy Salads

Starchy salads:

Potato – of course. Pasta – Yes, both in the traditional sense and the macaroni kind. Rice?

You may not think of rice as a fit for a salad, but it is a natural. Have an aversion to the idea of cold rice? Remember that sushi rice is served cold and that is awesome stuff. You know what else is awesome? This rice dish.

Growing up this was an occasional summer alternative to potato or pasta salad. It is addicting and delicious.

Rice Salad

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The creaminess of the sour cream, the heartiness of the hard-boiled eggs and rice and the bite of the green onions and celery seed are in perfect balance here.

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When I pre-make hard-boiled eggs, I mark on them with a Sharpie marker. You can see it in the photo.

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There is really nothing to making this once you’ve made the rice. Make sure it cools for enough time.

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Oh man….I want some of this right now!

Rice Salad


  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup diced pimentos
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream (may need more)
  • 1/2 cup green onions
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • Celery seed to taste


Cool rice.

Add all ingredients together and chill for 2 hours.

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Categories: Eggs, kosher, Picnic, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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5 Comments on “Starchy Salads”

  1. cg
    January 17, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

    Looks good!


  2. cg
    January 17, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

    Reblogged this on Catholic Glasses.


  3. January 17, 2015 at 3:11 pm #



  4. January 17, 2015 at 3:53 pm #

    Very interesting idea!


  5. March 23, 2015 at 3:47 pm #

    This looks great!

    Many moons ago, I had an egg/potato/pasta salad as a “family meal” at the restaurant I was working for. I have never been able to find a recipe, or at least one to modify that didn’t use mayo. I feel as if I’m getting closer!!!

    Thanks for the reminder that I should really try to duplicate that, and try the one you’ve made here, yum!


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