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Artichoke and Rice Salad

Inspired by a 1960s classic, this side dish calls for Arborio rather than conventional rice, resulting in a chewy and creamy texture.

  • Servings: 6
Artichoke and Rice Salad

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2007

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups homemade or low-sodium store-bought chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 12 small green olives, pitted and sliced
  • 12 ounces marinated artichoke hearts, cut into 1/2-inch wedges, liquid reserved
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced on a bias
  • 1/2 ounce baby spinach (about 1 cup)

Directions

  1. Bring stock to a simmer. Meanwhile, heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is translucent. Add rice, salt, and curry powder. Cook, stirring, 1 minute.

  2. Raise heat, and add half the stock. Stir 30 seconds. Stir in remaining stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and cover. Cook 20 minutes.

  3. Spread rice onto a rimmed baking sheet. Let cool. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate 1 hour.

  4. Combine olives, artichoke hearts, and celery in a large bowl. Add rice, and toss. Add 1 tablespoon reserved artichoke liquid, and toss. (Salad can be made up to this point and refrigerated overnight.)

  5. Before serving, stir in spinach. Serve cold or at room temperature.

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