Here's another favorite from my own Momma! You can omit the chicken and serve this vegetarian style, or do some of each to please both crowds.
1 pkg. Uncle Ben's long grain & wild rice (Original), cooked w/ seasoning as directed
4 green onions, chopped
3 chicken breasts, shredded (I like to use 2.5 cups rotisserie chicken)
1 red or green pepper, finely chopped
1 c. snow peas, ends removed
1 c. toasted pecans, coarsely chopped (reserve for serving)
1 avocados, diced (reserve for serving)
juice of 1 lemon or 1 lime
1/3 c. olive oil
1/3 c. seasoned rice vinegar
1 TBS. dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. pepper
Pour dressing on rice mixture (reserve avocados and pecans until serving). Let chill in fridge for 2-4 hours. Serve cold. We like this with tortilla or pita chips, and fresh fruit.