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Rice and ham salad.

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Rice and ham salad

Filed under: Comfort food, Dinner, Kids-approved, Lunch, Side dish

preparation time

00:15 15min

Cooking time

00:00 0min

Our lives seem to be a perpetual race against the clock! Between walking the dog, sports activities and doing the wash, there's not a lot of time leftover to breathe. Here's a ham and rice salad recipe that'll make everybody happy without you spending hours in the kitchen. You might even find some time to finish that book!


  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 750 ml (3 cups) long-grain rice, cooked
  • 350 g cooked pork smoked meat
  • 250 ml (1 cup) red cherry tomatoes, cut in quarters

Dressing :

  • lemon, zest and juice
  • 160 ml (cup) vegetable oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 60 ml (cup) orange juice
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) Dijon mustard
  • 350 g of shaved traditional cooked ham
  • 750 mL (3 cups) of long-grain rice, cooked
  • 250 mL (1 cup) of cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 3 green onions, finely sliced
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ½ red pepper, diced


  • 1 egg yolk
  • 15 mL (1 tablespoon) of Dijon mustard
  • 160 mL (2/3 cup) of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 lime, zest and juice
  • 60 mL (1/4 cup) of orange juice
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Combine egg yolk and mustard in a bowl. Add a few drops of Tabasco sauce, salt and pepper. Add oil gradually, whisking. Stir in lime juice and zest and orange juice.
  2. Combine dressing, rice, green onions, mango, pepper, tomatoes and avocado in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Roll up ham or slice and add to salad.
  4. Divide salad among plates and top with ham.