Yucatecan Rice Salad

Oxmoor House
Yucatecan cuisine combines Spanish, Mexican, and Caribbean flavors. In this spicy recipe, an authentic combination of turmeric, black beans, and olives accompanies the rice. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 7 Minutes
Cook: 7 Minutes
Other: 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 164
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 8.3 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Monofat 4.9 g
Polyfat 1.3 g
Protein 6.4 g
Carbohydrate 20.9 g
Fiber 4.1 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 430 mg
Calcium 102 mg

Ingredients

1/2 cup water
1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 cup instant whole-grain brown rice (such as Minute)
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup jalapeño-stuffed green olives, coarsely chopped (about 11 olives)
1/3 cup prechopped red onion
3 (0.5-ounce) slices reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers, cut into 1/2-inch squares
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Lemon wedges (optional)

Preparation

1. Bring water and turmeric to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in rice; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Place rice in a wire mesh strainer; rinse rice with cold water, and drain well.

2. While rice cooks, combine beans and next 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add the cooled rice; toss gently until blended. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

Serve with: Tomato-Avocado Wedges

Note:

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March 2010