• July 25, 2023

This Golden Grain Salad Will Bring a Golden Grin to Your Face

This Golden Grain Salad Will Bring a Golden Grin to Your Face

This Golden Grain Salad Will Bring a Golden Grin to Your Face 1024 768 Cooking Aboard with Jill

Once we acquired Le Conge’, our Grand Banks Classic 42, Dave and I got to work on cleaning and maintenance.  As of today, we haven’t loaded up the boat with our possessions or provisions.  So, this month’s recipe I made at home but cooking in the galley is not too far away.

Rice A Roni Chicken Salad is delicious and very easy to make.  It is a cold salad, but you can easily warm it up if you prefer.  Where I got this recipe is in my backstory within the recipe.

Rice A Roni is a boxed mix of rice and broken pieces of vermicelli pasta with seasonings.  But what is its history?  It is based on a Levantine pilaf dish from the Ottoman empire in what is now Syria.  In the 1890’s, an Italian born immigrant named Domenico DeDommeico moved to California where he established a fresh produce store.  His wife was also originally from Italy where her family ran a pasta factory.  In 1912, she encouraged him to establish a similar business in the Mission district of San Francisco.  It was called the Golden Grain Macaroni Company and they are still in business today.  Along the way they invented a dish that combined rice and macaroni for the family dinner.  When they added chicken, the family named the dish Rice A Roni and the rest is history.  I guess this is why it is called “The San Francisco treat!”

Dave and I hope you are enjoying your summer.

From my table to yours,

Your Galley Guide


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