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THIS... THIS...Oh MY!!! WOW! I LOVED it!!! It's so simple and wonderful and delicious!!! I added a fresh jalapeno for and extra kick. What a great pick-me-up from a not so grand day! Thank you so much for this recipe! This will be going on the books and showing up at the annual Traynor Christmas party!!! I have a Mexican theme most of the time so this will be awesome!! Wahoo!

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Bonnie Traynor July 01, 2002

I can't understand how something so simple and yet so delicious has passed me by so long. Not anymore! This is going to become a staple in our weekly meals. I just made this last night and there wasn't any left to take to work today, sigh... Black beans aren't readily available where I live, so I used 1 cup of cooked red beans and 1 cup of cooked chickpeas. It's really the cilantro that is the star of this dish! I used a garlic flavored oil, and tossed in just a hint of crushed red pepper flakes. Thanks again, Dancer, you've always come through for me!

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Mirj June 04, 2002

Terrific tasting recipe. I used canned dark red kidney beans (my favorite). I also added some cumin and chili powder to the dressing. A freshly chopped jalapeno really gave it some zing!

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luvmybge September 23, 2002

Excellent. Made this for a picnic this past weekend and there wasn't any to take home. (And I doubled the recipe)! Next time I'll take Miriam's suggestion and use a garlic flavored oil, but will use a little bit less than it called for. I may add some chopped tomato next time too. Don't skimp on the cilantro - it really makes this dish.

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Musical Joy September 20, 2002

Salad was way too oily, so I would definately cut back on that if I ever made it again, which I doubt. Also thought the dressing to be a little bland. I have decided that I do not care for the crunch of cold cooked rice so that is why I probably won't try again. The recipe sounded great so I had to give it a try but it just is not what we like so it's nothing personal, just a matter of preference.

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Tweeky July 10, 2003

I really liked the idea of this recipe, but I felt it had way too much garlic, especially the left-overs. I'm usually not anti-garlic, but for raw fresh garlic, it was just too much even after I added extra rice and beans. I actually offended myself with my breath that night and the next day. I reduced the oil to 1/2 cup and next time will reduce it further to 1/4 or 1/3 cup, because it was still a little oily. I also added a half of a jalapeno pepper and some cumin, which was good. I will try this again some day!

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Blissful74 January 26, 2003

Wonderful recipe. Only change I made was add a red pepper, to which i had roasted, peeled & diced. Took it to a potluck at work and everyone loved it. I am going to make again for home and try to use less oil. Will advise how this turns out.

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Tarynne May 19, 2003

This is a tasty cold rice salad! I take it for lunch frequently. Sometimes I add chopped leftover chicken. I always use only 1/4 cup oil and it is still nice and moist.

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Heather'sKitchen October 09, 2008

This is a great recipe. I cooked the rice with a can of Hunts diced tomato and green chilies. Like others, I added some chopped jalepeno and lessened the oil. I also left out the onion, and roasted a whole bulb of garlic which I added. Just yummy. Hopefully we wont eat it all before it chills and I can see if it is good like that too! Thanks!

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Evil Eva August 01, 2008

I made the recipe as written except for using way less oil. I used brown rice, added black olives and chopped fresh tomato. This is a great fresh salad that is almost enough for a meal in itself

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annroberts54 May 28, 2008
Black Bean & Rice Salad