Artichoke Rice Salad with Shrimp

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Servings: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 4-6 minutes plus rice and pasta package directions
Difficulty: Easy

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1 lb small or medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
salt and pepper
3-4   green onions, chopped, white and green parts
12-14   pimiento-stuffed green olives, sliced
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2   green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 (6-ounce)  jar marinated artichoke hearts, quartered
1 (6.9-ounce)  package instant rice and pasta mixture, chicken flavor

Directions

In a skillet sprayed with vegetable oil cooking spray, brown the instant rice and pasta mixture. Do not add the butter or oil that the package directions suggest. Add the water the package requires and the seasoning packet and prepare according to package directions.

Drain the artichoke hearts and reserve the marinade. In a small bowl, whisk the marinade and the mayonnaise to combine.  Add the green pepper, green onions, olives, curry powder, salt and pepper to taste, and mix together.

If serving this recipe cold, cook the shrimp in a small amount of salted water for about 3 to 4 minutes, until firm and cooked through. Test a shrimp to see if it is the texture you like. If you are going to serve this as a hot casserole, just plunge the shrimp into boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes and drain. Do not overcook. 

Add the artichoke mixture to the rice and pasta mixture. Gently stir in the cooked shrimp. If serving as a salad, chill until ready to serve.  If serving as a casserole, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place in a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish and bake for 20 minutes, until heated through.

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Reader Comments:

54321

Awesome recipe! I got so many compliments on this dish and everyone was asking for the recipe. Great to take to a party and so easy.

By Andrea on December 21, 2011

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I am a long time fan and like to cook. This is by far one of the tastiest salads ever. It has so much flavor that every bite gives you something different. Keep up the good work!

By Cheya Coyle on June 27, 2011

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I made this salad it was good, But I was wondering about the chicken flavor pasta I bought the rice chicken flavor is this the same thing? Or is there a package pasta that is flavored like chicken I could not find in store.

By Judith Bennett on March 28, 2011

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LOVE THIS!!! YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! I CAN EAT IT COLD, LUKEWARM, OR HOT! I usually can't wait but it is better if it sits overnight to let the delicious combination blend!

By Anonymous on May 14, 2010

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