This tasty Southwest Rice Salad is made with a winning combination of brown and wild rice, black beans, tomatoes and green chilies, all garnished with chopped fresh cilantro.
This Southwest Rice Salad with black beans and Minute® Brown & Wild Rice Cups will be the dish to beat at your next BBQ with family and friends.
Heat rice according to package directions.
Combine brown and wild rice, black beans, tomatoes and green chilies in a medium bowl. Stir to combine.
Top with cilantro, if using.
For added flavor, mix 1 tablespoon of olive oil with the juice of half a lime, a pinch of cumin and garlic powder. Season the dressing with salt and pepper and pour over the salad.
Switch things up by adding canned corn, sliced avocado, crushed tortilla chips, or other favorite mix-ins to the salad before serving.
Rice and beans are always a winning combination, and this recipe is no exception! Here, we’ve combined black beans with brown and wild rice for an exceptional flavor combination. Not to mention, thanks to our microwavable Minute® Brown & Wild Rice Cups, this dish couldn’t be easier to make. Simply toss the rice cup in the microwave for 1 minute and you’re ready to add the black beans, tomatoes and green chilies, and chopped fresh cilantro.
Keep a few varieties of Minute® Rice Cups on hand and you’ll always be ready when hunger strikes and you need a quick meal.
Whether or not you’re a fan of southwest-style cooking, this is definitely a recipe to jot down and keep handy. Ready in under 5 minutes it’s the perfect side dish to bring to your next Meatless Monday party, family barbecue or potluck dinner. It’s also made with only 4 ingredients, is vegan, vegetarian and great for those looking for plant-based protein options.
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