Introduction: Spanish Rice Salad
I had been visiting my sister last summer and she made this incredible Spanish rice salad. I was so surprised when she told me the ingredients. This has become one of my weekly favorite meals to make. It is so good! Every time I make it for someone new they always comment about how good it was. You must try it. We usually make the rice from scratch but I did not have time today. I will write up a recipe for it in another tutorial. I must say though this box mix was still very good for the Spanish rice.
Step 1: Recipe
- 1 Box of Spanish rice
- 1 Can Black olives
- 1 Bottle Louisiana Hot sauce
- 1 Can Spam
- 1 Small Package Parmesan cheese
- 1 Lemon cut into wedges
- 1 Box fresh Spinach leaves
- 4 Chopped tomatoes
- 1 Chopped cucumber
- 1/2 Chopped onion
- 1 Shredded carrot
- 1/2 Sliced yellow squash
- 1/2 Chopped bell pepper
Step 2: Combine Salad Ingredients
Combine all the salad ingredients and the cheese (reserving 1/2 can of olives for the rice.)
Add a dash of garlic salt to mixed salad.
A dash of sea salt.
Place 3 squash rounds in the center with olives on top.
Set aside while you are making the Spanish rice.
Step 3: Make the Rice
Follow the directions for making the rice.
While the rice is cooking cube the Spam.
Step 4: Brown the Spam
It is time to brown the Spam in a skillet.
Step 5: Combine the Rice and Olives
Combine the cooked rice and olives to the Browned Spam.
Step 6: Place the Rice and Spam on the Plate
Place the rice and Spam mixture on the plate.
Sprinkle with hot sauce.
Garnish with lemon wedge.
Season to taste.
Step 7: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts
I know there are people who don't care much for Spam. I am one of those people. I must say though this dish is fabulous. I don't mind eating Spam one day a week because I eat well and don't need to worry about the processed meat. You could probably substitute chicken. The salad is great even without the meat. Any salad that would go with a Mexican food item will work with this recipe.
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