Two-Bean Rice Salad
I've had many people tell me how much they like this salad. It's a great dish to take to a potluck dinner.
Total TimePrep: 10 min. + chilling
- 3 cups cooked wild rice
- 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
- 1 cup sliced celery
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
- 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons water
- 3/4 teaspoon salt, optional
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- In a large salad bowl, combine the rice, beans, peas, celery, onion, chilies and parsley or cilantro; mix well. Combine the remaining ingredients in a jar with tight-fitting lid; shake well. Pour over rice mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 117 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 308mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
Mar 19, 2012
I really like this sald, the vinegar is a little strong even after it sits for awhile. I toned it down with a Tablespoon of Dijon mustard and I also added some chopped tomatoes. It is a great pot luck salad.