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Southwestern Rice Salad Recipe

Southwestern Rice Salad Recipe

This meatless salad makes a robust side dish, filling lunch or satisfying snack. Try spooning some into low-fat tortillas for a main course. If you're counting fat grams, it's also tasty without the olives.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:7 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked long grain rice, cooled
  • 1 cup cooked wild rice, cooled
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups chunky salsa
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat Italian salad dressing
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine salsa, salad dressing, cumin and salt; shake well.
  • 2. Pour over rice mixture and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Yield: 7 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 257 calories, 4 g fat (0.55 g saturated fat), 0.55 mg cholesterol, 537 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 12 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.