If you like some spice then add in some cayenne pepper. You can make this hours in advance and chill, and the complete recipe can be doubled to 5 cups cooked rice. Prep time does not include cooking the rice.
- 1⁄2 cup olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic (no more than 1 teaspoon or less of fresh garlic, as it will be too overpowering!)
- 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
- salt and black pepper (to taste)
- cayenne pepper (optional)
- 2 1⁄2 cups cooked long-grain rice (room temperature or cold, about 1 cup uncooked)
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and well drained
- 1 (10 ounce) can canned corn niblets, well drained
- 1 small yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 3 green onions, chopped (can use more or less)
- In a small bowl whisk together oil, vinegar, Dijon, cumin and garlic until well blended; season with salt and pepper to taste, add in some sugar if you find that the dressing is too strong.
- In a medium bowl combine the cooled or cold cooked rice, black beans, corn niblets, bell peppers and green onions.
- Add in enough dressing to moisten; toss to combine (you don't have to use the full amount of dressing).
- Season once again with salt and pepper (or cayenne pepper).
- Can be made hours ahead, cover and chill.
Very good! I threw in some cilantro and everyone loved it! Thanks!
Nice salad, enhanced I think, with halved cherry tomatoes added just before serving. Thank you!
First off, my reading skills were not the greatest. The review that said they liked it hot, I immediately thought it could be a cold salad or a hot rice dish.. Needless to say, it was tried both ways.. To be honest, I like the hot version I mistakenly created..I therefore believe, it could be enjoyed in the summer as a cold salad, or in the winter as a heated rice dish.. Great both ways.. Thanking you Kittencal for the idea... Cat^..^atude...........