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Rice and Baby Spinach Salad
My husband's love with rice sends me running when I see an interesting recipe. I found a number of good recipes in Family Circle and I think, I should look at it seriously, in the future. It is hard to compete with Bon Appetit and Food Network and so many others but this month had a lot to interest me.
Rice and Baby Spinach Salad
2 cups cooked rice (any kind)
1/2 cup cooked chicken (or shrimp or beef)
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
8 slices seeded cucumber
1 cup baby spinach
8 Kalamata olives, pitted
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 teaspoon sherry vinegar
I added 1 tablespoon soy sauce - the dressing is not on yet, in the above photo.
Combine rice, chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, spinach and olives in a bowl.
Drizzle in soy sauce, oil and vinegar and toss well.
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