I instantly associate rice salads with vicar's wives because that's all they used to bring to their 'bring-and-share' meals. (Chester diocese is split into 18 deaneries, each deanery covering an area with about 20 churches. Many years ago, before I moved to Marple, vicars from the Congleton Deanery would meet together for business while their wives would hold a garden party. Rice salad was mandatory.) I can't stand the stuff myself.