Prep Time
20 Mins
Serves 4

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. 

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 3

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

Ratings & Reviews


December 18, 2015
Just made this today - SOOO good. I did add chopped, de-seeded jalapenos and used Uncle Ben's Wild Rice, which I was worried about - but turned out amazing!! I'm not serving it until tomorrow so that all the flavors can blend, and I used orange bell pepper instead. Oh, and I LOVE cliantro, so I used a ton of fresh cilantro, just thrown in. I doubled the recipe because I am cooking for a potluck.

modan1128's Review

July 20, 2013
This was so good! We didn't change a thing, except that we forgot to add the avocado and everyone still gobbled it up. It was even better the next day!

vtfarmwife's Review

September 05, 2011
I've been looking for a good rice salad for a while. Finally, here it is! I like that it has a lot of veggies that I can pick from my late summer garden. I used brown rice and substituted basil for cilantro. The whole family enjoyed it.

BrattyE's Review

August 08, 2011
This is much more than 4 servings in our household! We like to wrap the ingredients in a tortilla... can be eaten warm or chilled - wonderful staple for our "meatless Mondays"!

2cookthis's Review

March 26, 2011
Love this salad! I think it makes way more than 4 servings. This is a great dish to take to a pot luck or eat at home as a side dish.

klbuys's Review

March 17, 2011

aurxdoc05's Review

February 09, 2011
This salad is as tasty as it is colorful; pleasing to all the senses. My whole family loved it...even the picky toddlers!