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Black Bean, Rice, and Sweet Corn Salad

Yield 8 servings (serving size: about 1/3 cup)
This Black Bean, Rice, and Sweet Corn Salad recipe is the perfect summer side. One online reviewer describes this healthy dish as  "delicious, easy, and flavorful."

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup long-grain rice
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 2 large limes)
  • 2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup rinsed and drained canned black beans
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Nutrition Information

  • calories 111
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 3.7 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 2.6 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 2.8 g
  • carbohydrate 18.5 g
  • fiber 2.2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 387 mg
  • calcium 16 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 1 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large, heavy saucepan; bring to a boil. Add rice to pan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.

    Cutting Corn of the Cob
  2. Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, juice, oil, pepper, and garlic in a large bowl. Add rice and beans; toss to coat. Let stand 15 minutes or until completely cool. Stir in corn and cilantro.