This recipe from the "Taste of Home Summer's Best Recipes" is just delicious. The dressing isn’t the usual whipped cream or topping with marshmallows…it’s much better. This is a wonderful fresh salad, great with anything from the grill or as the star of a front porch supper, with cold cuts and fresh rolls.
This is also a great gluten-free salad for those whose diets are restricted.
Fruity Rice Salad
3 Ounces Cream Cheese -- softened
½ Cup Plain Yogurt -- or Sour Cream
¼ Cup Honey
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
2 Cups Rice -- cooked, cooled
3 Each Peach or Nectarine, pitted and chopped
1 Cup Green Grapes -- halved
½ Cup Celery -- sliced
½ Cup Raisins (I used golden raisins)
½ Cup Pecans -- chopped
In a large bowl, beat the first five ingredients until blended. Stir in the remaining ingredients except the nuts. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours.
Just before serving stir in (or sprinkle on) the pecans.
2012 Cost: $5.03 or 84¢ per serving
Per Serving: 502 Calories; 16g Fat (27.7% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 85g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 24mg Cholesterol; 66mg Sodium. Exchanges: 3 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fruit; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 3 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.