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Deliciously healthy, full of fiber and low in fat! My kind of salad. I used a rice blend called Aztec, which was made of Colusari red rice, long grain brown rice, split peas and amarath. I saw it at a bulk store, I had never seen such a blend before so of course I bought it! I am sure this salad would be just a tasty with a brown and wild rice blend. I make extra rice on one day of the week so I can use it in salads and soups easily. I have even frozen rice successfully in portion size spoon fulls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, then placed the frozen rice in a ziplock bag for easy use. NOTE: ***Time does not include cooking rice. ***
- 1 cup rice, cooked
- 1 cup black beans
- 1 cup corn
- 1 celery rib, diced finely
- 1 tomato, diced
- 4 tablespoons red onions, diced finely
- 1⁄4 cup cilantro leaf (reserve some for garnish)
- 8 tablespoons salsa, I like it hot. (for garnish)
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1⁄2 lime, juice of
- 1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper, coarsly ground
- Combine salad ingredients in medium size bowl. (except the salsa).
- Combine dressing ingredients in small bowl and wisk. Adjust to suit personal taste.
- Mix dressing with rice and bean mixture.
- When serving top with 1 tablespoon salsa and a bit more cilantro.
- Eat healthy!