Santa Fe Rice Salad Recipe
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Santa Fe Rice Salad Recipe

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This warm rice and bean salad served with crunchy tortilla chips is sure to make any mealtime a fiesta! "My whole family enjoys this snappy salad," reports Marilyn Sherwood of Fremont, Nebraska. "Occasionally I add other ingredients, depending on what I have on hand, but this combination is most popular at our house."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1 jar (8 ounces) picante sauce
  • 6 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 6 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • Tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 353 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 800mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 9g fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 lean meat.


  1. In a nonstick skillet, saute peppers and onion in oil for 6-7 minutes or until tender. Stir in the rice, beans, corn and picante sauce until heated through. Place 1 cup of lettuce on each of six salad plates. Top with 1 cup rice mixture, 2 tablespoons cheese and 1 tablespoon sour cream. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Santa Fe Rice Salad in Light & Tasty December/January 2002, p59

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