I have been making this for years and change the meat to what I have at the time. In the beginning I didn't use meat at all, just the rice and artichoke. Then in order to make it a main dish salad I started adding different meats, chunks of chicken, crab meat,turkey and shrimp. They are all wonderful but shrimp is my favorite.
Shrimp, Artichoke and Wild Rice Salad
4-6 large servings
1 - 16-ounce box long grain wild rice (Uncle Ben's)
1 pound medium to large shrimp
12-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts
1/4 cup olives, black or green, drained
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon curry powder
liquid from the artichoke jar
Salt and pepper to taste (House Seasoning is better)
Cook the rice according to package directions and allow to cool. Roast shrimp in 425 degree F. oven for about 5-7 minutes until they turn pink. Cool until you can touch to peel and devein.
Combine the artichokes, olives, green pepper, onion, celery and rice and gently mix. Add the mayonnaise, curry and artichoke liquid and mix with a large spoon. Add the shrimp, which may be cut into pieces, depending on the size. Mix well, cover and chill until ready to serve.