Recipe: Exquisite Salad

1 cup white and brown rice mix

1/4 cup white wine vinegar


3/4 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon sugar

1 clove garlic, minced

1 cup cilantro leaves


White pepper

2 cups shredded cooked chicken, chilled

1/2 cup sliced green onions

1 cup diced tomato

2 cups chopped escarole

1 1/2 cups chopped cooked asparagus, chilled

1 avocado, peeled and chopped

Prepare rice according to package directions. Chill. Place vinegar, oil, sugar, garlic and cilantro in blender container. Blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and white pepper.

Combine rice, chicken, green onions, tomato, escarole, asparagus and avocado. Toss with dressing. Serve immediately or chill to blend flavors. Makes 8 cups.