Seafood Rice Salad

Seafood Rice Salad - All that's Jas

PreviewSeafood Rice Salad - All that's Jas

It’s BBQ and picnic season, YAY! I am tired of always bringing the same dish to cookouts no matter how good it is.

I use Google Drive (not an affiliate) to sort the links of recipes that are not on my blog but couldn’t find anything exciting there either. Next, I looked into an almost forgotten old recipe binder and BINGO! I found Jörg’s seafood rice salad recipe that I brought with me from Germany 17 years ago. My friend Jörg tossed this recipe together often for the cookouts and everyone was in love (with the salad).


You might think what an odd combination of ingredients for a salad, but trust you me, they work wonderfully together! The salad is light and refreshing. I made it for the office potluck and it was a hit! It’s a perfect side dish for grilled meat or an appetizer along with crackers.

To double the wow factor at your next gathering, bring this German Tex-Mex from the Ex salad too. Both are equally amazing!

What is your favorite dish to bring to cookouts?

 

Ingredients:
Serves 6-8

½ cup uncooked Rice (I always use Basmati)
1 (4 oz.) can tiny Shrimp
1 (5 oz.) can Tuna in water
1 cup cooked Corn (can use canned)
1 (4 oz.) can Whole Button Mushrooms
1 Carrot, shredded
2 Eggs, hard boiled and chopped
½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
½ cup Mayonnaise
Juice of ½ Lemon
Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Cook rice according to package directions or my way: In a small saucepan heat one tablespoon butter or oil over medium heat. Add rice and stir for 2-3 minutes or until grains change color from translucent to white and the fragrance is intensified (that’s if you’re using aromatic rice like Basmati or Jasmin).

Add 1 cup water or vegetable stock (I always cook my rice with the 1:2 rice to water ratio). If you’re using water, season with salt, about 1 teaspoon. Bring to a boil and lower the heat. Cover and simmer until rice is cooked and all liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat and let cool.

In a medium bowl combine all ingredients (drain the canned ingredients first), taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Garnish with lemon and egg wedges if desired. Enjoy!

Seafood Rice Salad - All that's Jas

Seafood Rice Salad - All that's Jas

Seafood Rice Salad

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Seafood Rice Salad

Light and refreshing, this salad is a perfect side dish for grilled meat or an appetizer along with crackers.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup uncooked Rice (I always use Basmati)
  • 1 (4 oz.) can tiny Shrimp
  • 1 (5 oz.) can Tuna in water
  • 1 cup cooked Corn (can use canned)
  • 1 (4 oz.) can Whole Button Mushrooms
  • 1 Carrot, shredded
  • 2 Eggs, hard boiled and chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • Juice of ½ Lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper to taste

Directions

Cook rice according to package directions or my way: In a small saucepan heat one tablespoon butter or oil over medium heat. Add rice and stir for 2-3 minutes or until grains change color from translucent to white and the fragrance is intensified (that’s if you’re using aromatic rice like Basmati or Jasmin).

Add 1 cup water or vegetable stock (I always cook my rice with the 1:2 rice to water ratio). If you’re using water, season with salt, about 1 teaspoon. Bring to a boil and lower the heat. Cover and simmer until rice is cooked and all liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat and let cool.

In a medium bowl combine all ingredients (drain the canned ingredients first), taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Garnish with lemon and egg wedges if desired. Enjoy!

https://all-thats-jas.com/2015/07/seafood-rice-salad.html

This recipe is featured at City of Links

Looking forward to connecting with you soon.

For more quick recipes and tips follow my All that’s Jas Facebook page or social network of your preference. It makes my day 🙂

Follow me

Jas

publisher and creative director at All that's Jas
Jas is a cheesecake addict and the author of Balkan Comfort Food cookbook available on Amazon. You can download a free excerpt of the book when you subscribe to All that's Jas newsletter updates. To learn more about Jas visit her About page.
Follow me
Previous Story
Next Story

31 Comment

  1. […] juice makes Seafood Rice Salad super refreshing. It is great for cookouts and potlucks. We have it pretty much every time we BBQ. […]

  2. […] by cheat I mean substitute. Use an egg, tuna or other creamy salad of your preference, like this seafood rice salad, and assemble it to look like a sunflower. Don’t feel like making a salad? Get it from your deli […]

  3. Reply
    CraftyStaci
    July 26, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    What a great summer recipe! I love seafood, and this combo sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing at Talented Tuesday last week!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 26, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      Thanks, Stacy! You would love it! 🙂

  4. Reply
    Holly @ While I'm Waiting...
    July 21, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    That looks like a little bowl of sunshine! Your pictures never disappoint! Thank you for sharing at Waiting on…Wednesday! Hope to see you back tomorrow!

    Holly @ http://www.iwillservewhileiwait.blogspot.com

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 22, 2015 at 9:18 am

      That’s just the kindest thing anyone ever said! A little bowl of sunshine – I love it! THANK YOU, Holly! Very much appreciated 😀

  5. Reply
    stephanie
    July 20, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Perfect fresh salad for Summer! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 21, 2015 at 8:47 am

      Thank you so much, Stephanie! 🙂 XOXO

  6. Reply
    Lou Lou Girls
    July 20, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    I’m loving this! Pinned and tweeted! I always love your creations, thanks for sharing this with us at our party! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm, we love seeing what you have been working on! Lou Lou Girls

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 20, 2015 at 7:32 pm

      Thanks Lou Lou! 😀

  7. Reply
    Treat and Trick
    July 19, 2015 at 11:47 am

    This is a complete meal and looks easy to put together…

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 19, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      It is really easy! 🙂 Thanks for stopping in!

  8. Reply
    celyn
    July 19, 2015 at 10:24 am

    wow this looks so good! thanks for sharing!

    lifeisashoe

  9. Reply
    Joanne T Ferguson
    July 19, 2015 at 7:26 am

    What a lovely side dish! I love seafood Jas! Pinned and shared!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 19, 2015 at 9:33 am

      I appreciate it, Joanne! Have a great day. XO

  10. Reply
    joylovefood
    July 18, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Yum, I love cold salads like this for summer barbeques, this sounds delicious with the shrimp and eggs on top! Thanks for sharing at What’dYou Do This Weekend?!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 19, 2015 at 9:32 am

      Thanks for stopping by 😀

  11. Reply
    Nina Newton
    July 17, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Hi Jas – this look delicious! I am always trying to think up something different to go with our meals on the weekends when my husband like to grill up burgers or steaks. I think I’ll give this a try this weekend. Thanks for sharing! Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 17, 2015 at 10:47 am

      That’s great! (*insert happy dance here). I really think you’ll like it. Let me know either way 😀 Thanks, Nina!

  12. Reply
    Katherines Corner
    July 14, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    I love shrimp and rice together so I know I will love this ( minus the lemon sad face) xo

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 15, 2015 at 8:41 am

      I haven’t tried it without the lemon…no citrus in general? 🙁 Wonder if a bit of vinegar or pickle juice would do the trick. Thanks for stopping in, Katie!

  13. Reply
    Karen
    July 14, 2015 at 11:45 am

    wow, this looks so darn good, so trying it. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from #TickleMyTastebudsTuesday

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 14, 2015 at 1:31 pm

      Hope you do, Karen! Thanks for stopping in! Hugs

  14. Reply
    Jasna
    July 14, 2015 at 1:38 am

    Super za ljetnu sezonu!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 14, 2015 at 8:10 am

      Da znas da jeste bas osvjezavajuce 🙂

  15. Reply
    LittleItaly2008 (@LittleItaly2008)
    July 13, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Great recipe! I always struggle with what to bring to a potluck because I find most potluck dishes so unhealthy. This one looks great!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 13, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      Thank you! So glad you stopped in 🙂 Have an awesome week!

  16. Reply
    Bam's Kitchen
    July 13, 2015 at 7:43 am

    I am sure your dishes that you make to pass are always inhaled in moments… this one sounds really different and will have to keep it in mind. Not too many picnics here in HK or even events that one brings dishes to pass as a matter of fact but I love having recipes on file to go to, to brighten up the cooking routine.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      July 13, 2015 at 9:42 am

      They don’t do potlucks? What’s wrong with them, lol. It really tastes great and I don’t even like shrimp. Hope you give it a try someday. Thanks for stopping in, BAM and have a wonderful week!

      1. Reply
        Bam's Kitchen
        July 13, 2015 at 10:38 pm

        Really no pot lucks…!!! I am trying to break them of their habits but it is going to take a while as we have over 8 million here to spread the word to.

        1. Reply
          allthatsjas
          July 14, 2015 at 8:09 am

          Hahahaha, thanks for the laugh, I needed it this morning. And good luck with that, lol. 😀

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge

%d bloggers like this: