Curried Artichoke Rice Salad

Curried Artichoke Rice Salad
Curried Artichoke Rice Salad
As promised, it’s time to share a favorite salad that is perfect for picnics and barbecues.
It’s a delicious change from potato and pasta salads. I’ve taken it to many potlucks and have never had any left to take home! It’s that good…and so to our friends in Astoria, NYC who have asked for this over and over, here it is, a recipe given to me by my Mom years ago.

 Curried Artichoke Rice Salad

I’m crazy about marinated artichoke hearts, green pimento stuffed olives, and curry anything!  So this salad has my name all over it.  I have to admit, I don’t use Rice-a-roni too often, but it’s really good in this. Try it with different grains too, quinoa is good.

The main players; Rice a Roni, Marinated Artichoke Hearts, and Stuffed Green Olives.
Prepare the rice according to package directions and let it cool. Chop green onion, green pepper, celery, and slice green olives and artichoke hearts.
Add veggies to the cooled rice and gently mix.
Mix mayonnaise, curry powder and marinade from artichokes together, and pour over mixture.
Gently mix all together.For a pretty presentation, serve in a blooming tomato, or for a potluck in a large bowl. Garnish with paprika, chill, and enjoy!
Celebrate summer with fabulous parties all!
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Curried Artichoke Rice Salad
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So easy and different, Curried Artichoke Rice Salad is a great change from potato or macaroni salad. Take it to picnics and potlucks all summer long!
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 servings
  • 2 jars (6 ounce) marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1 bottle stuffed green olives
  • 5 green onions, sliced
  • ½ green pepper, chopped fine
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped fine
  • 1 box rice-a-roni, (I use chicken flavor)
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp. curry powder
  • marinade from artichokes
  1. Cook rice according to package directions, let cool.
  2. Drain artichoke hearts, reserving liquid.
  3. Drain olives and slice.
  4. Cut artichoke pieces into bite-size chunks.
  5. Add veggies to cooled rice mixture.
  1. Mix the mayonnaise, curry powder, and artichoke marinade together. Toss with salad ingredients. Chill and serve.

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Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. Joe Ambrosino

    Hi Gnee,

    I make an Italian version of this using Abborio rice. I like the surprising use of curried mayonnaise in your recipe. I think I’ve mentioned that I grew up in Astoria a hundred years ago or so!

  2. Always Nesting

    Oh, my gosh that looks delicious! Woo Hoo! You have the best recipes and photos. I love cold salads like this. Thank you so much for linking this recipe to Woo Hoo! Wednesday and sharing with us.

  3. Julie Harward

    YUM…this is different and sounds so good..I am going to give it a try! Thanks for sharing your Mom’s recipe! 😀

  4. Red Couch Recipes

    I used to make a version of this, but have forgotten about it. I think I will try yours! Do you live in Astoria! My husband and I once, quite awhile back, had the best time at a hotel that overlooked the Columbia and the Pacific with a hottub overlooking the water. The view was great with the ships out there. Joni

  5. gnee

    We served an LDS mission for 18 months in NYC and lived in Astoria until last July. We are back in the West and we love our home and family closer, but we left a chunk of our hearts in NY. It’s a crazy place, but so incredible in the Spring and we loved the big city. Our home is for sale and we are hoping to move closer to our children in Boise soon.

  6. Heather

    Yummy! That looks like a great combination and not too difficult:) Thanks for sharing!

  7. ButterYum

    You totally had me until the curry powder entered the picture, but maybe I could give it a try anyway, since the recipe only calls for a 1/2 tsp.

    Nice blog! Oh, guess what, Astoria is my home town! I went to PS70.


  8. Tracy F.

    I’ve made a version of this before, but yours looks better! Can’t wait to try it!

  9. bj

    Oh, my gosh…these photos need to be in a food magazine. Just beautiful !!
    This dish sounds really good. I am not big on curry..could something else be added or is the taste depending on curry ? I’m going to give it a try. It looks delicious.

    You silly silly girl…now you have ME thinking, “how can i make something that LOOKS like this but will not…rot ??”
    Beignets t’would make a great centerpiece !!:)))

  10. Sherry

    This looks great! I like the taste of this kind of salad.

  11. Mary

    Your salad sounds wonderful and anything that looks that good must really taste good, too. I read some of your earlier posts and the one about your son is really dear. What a fine man. I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend. Blessings…Mary

  12. Laura Ingalls Gunn

    Oh yum! Do you happen to have an extra plate?

    I hope you’ll stop by and see my video for a French Macaroon video. There are bloopers. 🙂

    I am also hosting a giveaway for a French Basketeer tote.

  13. Shirley

    This really looks good. I was never a fan of artichokes since the first time I bought a fresh one. I didn’t really know what to do with it and it wasn’t a good experience. Well, I go to Panera all the time for lunch and my favorite hot sandwich is the turkey-artichoke sandwich. So maybe I should try the ones in the jar and try this recipe!

  14. Kristen

    What a fabulous, easy and unique salad! I have copied it down and cannot wait to try it out. We are artichoke lovers in our house, so this should be a hit!

  15. Scribbler

    Thanks for stopping by my blog — you are new to me. So glad to meet you! Your food pix are fabulous — agree with bj — they should be in a magazine. I have had a salad like this and it was divine. Did not know exactly how it was made. I am saving the recipe.


  16. SavoringTime in the Kitchen

    What a delightful recipe! I’m saving a copy to try it myself this summer. There isn’t an ingredient in it that I don’t already like 😉

    Thank you for your comment too!

  17. Wendy

    This looks so delicious! Can’t wait to make it!

  18. Sally Lee by the Sea

    this looks fabulous! I’m excited to try it this summer.

    Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea
    “Celebrating the Coastal Lifestyle”

  19. Jerri

    This sounds like a great combination! Thanks for linking up!


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