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Fiesta Rice Salad

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Fiesta Rice Salad

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 479kcal


Serve With

  • 2 medium orange


  • Cook rice according to package directions. Set the corn out to thaw.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high. Add the corn and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to brown (about 8-10 minutes). Drain and rinse black beans; add to the skillet. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Juice the limes. Seed and dice the jalapeno pepper.
  • In a large bowl whisk together lime juice, the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir in the hot rice, making sure each grain is coated with the dressing. Add the corn and bean mixture and toss to combine. Let cool to room temperature.
  • Dice the bell pepper and red onion; halve the tomatoes.  Add to the rice mixture along with the jalapeno and cilantro. Toss well to combine. Taste for seasoning and serve immediately, or refrigerate for later. Bring to room temperature before serving.
  • Serve with orange wedges on the side.


Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 560mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 8g
Keyword : dairy free, Fiesta Rice Salad, gluten-free, lowfat, rice, vegetarian


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