Shrimp and Rice Salad With Peas and Celery

Shrimp Salad With Rice
Diana Rattray
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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This shrimp and rice salad gets its attractive color and excellent flavor from peas, chopped red bell pepper, celery, mayonnaise, and seasonings. Serve the shrimp and rice salad on a bed of romaine lettuce with sliced tomatoes or avocado wedges on the side for a wonderful hot weather meal, or enjoy this salad any time of the year. It makes a fabulous luncheon salad.

For an extra-special salad replace all or part of the shrimp with chunks of cooked lobster, or use a combination of crabmeat, shrimp, and lobster. 

If you're short on time, use frozen cooked shrimp (thaw in the refrigerator) and the 90-second microwave ready rice. All you'll have to do is let the rice cool, chop a few vegetables, and toss it all together.

See Also
Simple Shrimp Salad

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 1 pound shrimp
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen green peas, cooked until just tender
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickle juice

How to Make It

  1. Cook the rice following the package directions. Remove from the heat and cool completely.
  2. Peel the shrimp. Make a shallow cut down the back of a shrimp with a small, sharp knife. Remove the dark vein; rinse well. Repeat with the remaining shrimp.
  3. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil; add the shrimp and lower the heat to low. Simmer for about 3 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque and pink. The time depends on the size of the shrimp. Let the shrimp cool and chop them coarsely.
  1. In a serving bowl, combine the shrimp, celery, onions, peas and red bell pepper. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and celery seed.
  2. Add the cooled rice to the shrimp mixture; add mayonnaise and dill pickle juice and gently mix.
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings.