Mexican Rice Salad Recipe
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Mexican Rice Salad Recipe

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Ruth Bianchi from Apple Valley, Minnesota notes, “The recipe for this delicious, colorful salad has been in my family for years. My mother used to bring it to many different functions, and I’m carrying on her tradition.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 2/3 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 to 1-1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 297 calories, 20 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 124 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring water and rice to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes or until rice is tender. Rinse rice with cold water and drain. Place in a large bowl.
  2. In a small skillet, saute the green pepper, onion and carrot in oil until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add to rice. Stir in the corn, beans, tomatoes, peanuts and cilantro.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the oil, lemon juice, cayenne and cumin. Pour over rice mixture; stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Southwestern Rice Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2006, p8

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 297 calories, 20 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 124 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

"This salad is always a hit. The fresh flavors are amazing."

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Reviewed Aug. 4, 2012

"My family loved it! Even better left over!"

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Reviewed Aug. 26, 2010

"I've made this recipe so many times, and it's always a hit."

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Reviewed Feb. 19, 2009

"This looks good, thanks for posting

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Reviewed Feb. 19, 2009

"My family loves this salad and eat it all summer long. I add zucchini and omit the peanuts."

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