Monday, June 20, 2011

Summer Lime Rice Salad


This is a complete meal. Its very delicious and easy to prepare.
You will need:

1 can black bean, rinsed and drained
2 cups brown rice, cooked and hot
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen
 a pinch  of salt and pepper(cracked pepper is nicest)
1/2 cup red onion, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 red or yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 limes, juiced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
If you can think of other veggies to add, go ahead. 

Cook your rice, Keep warm.

Heat up the olive oil in a pan over a medium high heat and stir in  your corn . Brown them lightly. This takes about 8 minutes but watch them carefully. You don't want to burn the corn.
Add in the black beans, heat a bit and then remove from the heat.

In another bowl mix together your lime juice, 2 Tablespoons of oil , the salt and the pepper and then add in the rice.
Now toss in the corn and bean mixture and then the rest of the veggies in the list.
Toss it carefully and test the seasonings.
Garnish with lime slice and  Italian Parsley.
Tomato wedges are nice with it also.
Serve with crusty bread and tall glasses of frosty iced tea.
This is nice at room temperature.


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