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Hispanic Heritage Month Recipes

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year, from September 15 to October 15 Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by sharing the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. Last year - 2021 was especially significant because it was the 200th anniversary of Costa Rican Independence from Spain. Here are a few traditional & unique Latin American recipes you may want to add to your menu: 

Cajun Rice Salad

I've said it before, we grew up eating leftovers so making new tasty meals from what we already have has become something of a talent. I love wild rice and often make extra for the week for lunch & sides like wild rice salads. This tasty, crunchy veggie filled salad gives you cajun flavors of the Big Easy while being very easy to put together. Here's my recipe for Cajun Rice Salad:

Cajun Rice Salad

Cooking for Kishore

*Eggs, Mayo, & Worcestershire Sauce can be substituted for Veg/Vegan options.*

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Brown Rice cooked
  • 1/2 Cup Wild Rice cooked
  • 1/2 cup Spring Onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Dill Pickle, chopped
  • 2 stalks Celery, chopped
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 3 Hard Boiled Eggs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Italian Salad Dressing
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Cayenne Pepper
  • 1-2 tsp Hot Sauce
  • Salt/Pepper to Taste

Instructions

  1. Cook rice and let cool completely, or use leftover cooked rice.
  2. In a bowl mix the rice, onion, pickle, pepper, celery, and eggs. In another bowl mix the olive oil, vinegar, salad dressing, mayo, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce.
  3. Add half the sauce mixture to the rice and veggies. Mix thoroughly and taste, add salt/ pepper, cayenne pepper and more sauce if necessary. Let it sit in the refrigerator till ready to serve. Enjoy!

Yield: Serves 4-6

Prep Time: 5 mins.

Cook time: 20 mins.

Total time: 25 mins.

Tags: cajun rice salad, rice salad, spicy rice salad, rice salad recipe, vegetarian recipe, vegan recipe,

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