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The Best-Ever Molded Rice Salad Recipe

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The Best-Ever Moulded Rice Salad With Vegetables

The Best-Ever Moulded Rice Salad With Vegetables

A Make-Ahead, Vegetable-Infused Molded Rice Salad

If you are looking for a tasty, cold rice side dish, The Best-Ever Molded Rice Salad With Vegetables is ideal. It is a simple and satisfying make-ahead side dish, consisting of just seven ingredients -- including one and a half cups of your favorite raw vegetables.

This molded rice dish is one that I always serve when we have Christmas Dinner in July (or June or August or whenever) but of course it would be just as good whenever you need a cold side dish.


  • 5 cups of cooked rice HOT
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetables chopped or shredded
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 pepper to taste


  1. Prepare, by either chopping or shredding, 1 1/2 cups of vegetables that you like to eat raw. These vegetables can include green onions, peppers, celery, peas, carrots, zucchini, radishes. I would avoid wet vegetables like cucumbers and tomatoes.
  2. Cook your choice of rice.
  3. Put the hot cooked rice into a large bowl with the vegetables and stir together gently and then stir in the mayonnaise, mixing well.
  4. In a separate dish, whisk together the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and then add this wet mixture to the rice and vegetables.
  5. Put the mixture into a 6-cup mold or other container (I simply use a loaf pan) and chill until needed.

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Tupperware 6-Cup Salad Mold

Tupperware Salad Mold Ring

Tupperware Salad Mold Ring

As is obvious from the photo of my rice salad shown above, you do not need to have a salad mold to make this recipe. (I used a loaf pan.) However, my salad and yours would be more attractive if you did have a salad mold like this one from Tupperware, which would have allowed me to put a second salad like my Snow Pea and Cherry Tomato Salad in the middle. (Find my recipe in the links below.)

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Is there a moulded rice salad in your future?

RecipePublishing on August 01, 2011:

Great ideas!

Dianne Loomos on July 26, 2011:

I love rice but I've never tried a salad like this. Looks easy and delicious.

anonymous on July 23, 2011:

Looks interesting.

tandemonimom lm on July 23, 2011:

I'm not a huge rice fan but I admit this is a beautiful salad!

Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on July 23, 2011:

Yes! I've never made anything like this, but it sounds absolutely perfect for this hot weather. Love beautiful, tasty, nutritious, and simple-to-prepare dishes like this!

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