Fiesta Rice Salad

Photo: Ryan Benyi
This colorful, south-of-the-border rice salad comes together quickly and features rice tossed with salsa, fresh veggies, lime juice, olive oil, and cilantro. 

Yield:

Serves 4

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 462
Fat 18 g
Satfat 2 g
Protein 14 g
Carbohydrate 72 g
Fiber 17 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 1207 mg

Ingredients

1/4 cup fresh lime juice (4 limes)
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons roasted tomato salsa
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups cold cooked brown rice
1 cup cooked fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels
2 15-oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 cup small cherry tomatoes, halved
3 scallions, thinly sliced
1 avocado
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, optional

Preparation

1. In a small bowl, stir together lime juice, oil, salsa, cumin and salt. In a large bowl, stir together rice and corn, breaking up any rice clumps.

2. Pour lime-juice mixture over rice mixture and stir well to coat. Add beans, bell pepper, tomatoes and scallions, and toss gently to combine.

3. Just before serving, pit, peel and dice avocado, and stir gently into salad. Sprinkle with cilantro, if desired, and serve.

Note:

February 2011