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Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad Recipe

Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad Recipe

"We enjoy fajitas and tacos, but finding a good side dish to go with them wasn't easy...until this recipe came along," writes Stephenie Liston of Ankeny, Iowa.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked long grain rice, cooled
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the rice, beans, green pepper and olives. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the remaining ingredients; shake well. Pour over rice mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled. Toss before serving. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 154 calories, 5 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 404 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.