Black Bean and Aztec (Brown Rice Blend) Rice Salad

"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. ***"
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4 cups




  • 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!

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I live on a farm in beautiful Alberta Canada with my husband and children. Between us we have six 'kids' ranging in age from 16 - 26 years old. Now that there are only two of our kids left living at home, I have more time to play around with my real passion; cooking and trying new recipes. I really love it when the kids come home so I can cook for them. I truly enjoy harvesting our massive garden (well, actually it is more my husband Jerry's garden if I am honest.)and putting up preserves every year. We have a great arrangement, he plants and weeds - I cook and can everything edible! It works well for us. My favorite thing is when my husband and I share a glass of wine while I am cooking and have the best visits. Oh so much good food out there and so little waistline to spare! My idea of a nice vacation souvenir is a pile of new and unusual spices to play with! If I don't know what it is.... I just search for it on Recipezaar!!! Way too much fun!
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