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Yucatecan Rice Salad

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.

Oxmoor House MARCH 2010

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
  • Cook time: 7 Minutes
  • Prep time: 7 Minutes
  • Other: 5 Minutes


  • 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)


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


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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 164
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 8.3g
  • Saturated fat: 1.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Protein: 6.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 20.9g
  • Fiber: 4.1g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 430mg
  • Calcium: 102mg

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Yucatecan Rice Salad Recipe