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Just made this last night. Great fresh taste and so pretty to look at.

http://www.tastebook.com/recip...532-Fiesta-Lime-Rice

It seems there are two of them. I actually made this one:

fiesta rice

2 cups brown rice, cooked and hot
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen
1 can black bean, rinsed and drained
2 limes, juiced
2 tablespoons olive oil
pinch salt and pepper
1 red or yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn kernels and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to brown (about 8-10 minutes). Stir in black beans, remove from heat and set aside.
In a large bowl whisk together lime juice, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and salt and pepper. Stir in hot rice, making sure each grain is coated with the dressing. Add the corn and bean mixture and toss to combine. Let cool to room temperature.
Add bell pepper, tomatoes, jalapeno, red onion and cilantro to the rice mixture and toss well. Taste for seasoning and serve immediately, or refrigerate for later. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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I love rice salads and this looks like a winner!

Martha
 
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That sounds fabulous!!

I make a salad using the corn, black beans, red peppers, green onions, cilantro and either an Italian dressing or a light dollop of mayo, depending on my mood. Love that stuff in the summer time. You can sprinkle a little ground cumin and coriander if you want.


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Posts: 6207 | Location: Northwest Florida | Registered: Dec 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Mmmmm....looks and sounds fantastic!
 
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Yep, this is a winner. I have made this type of rice salad before, usually with jasmine or basmati rice. I like to prepare it for picnics. I'll have to try it with the brown rice. YUM!
 
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Husband is from a rice farming family. I bet he would really like this!

Edited - Leaving out the bell pepper of course. Wink
 
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Add a diced jalapeno for a little kick!
 
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Sounds deeeelish and is a feast for the eyes too. Did you say you used brown rice? I ask because it looks white rice in the pic. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
 
Posts: 18382 | Location: Right here, duh! ;) | Registered: Nov 03, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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yep, made it with brown rice. (I think it's a lot better eating it in a salad like this.)
I did put a jalapeno in it and LOTS of cilantro. I love cilantro!!!

I was disappointed in it today. Tasted much fresher last night. I really tasted the fresh lime juice. My tomato was pretty ripe however; and then it was refrigerated. Frown

I think I will try it with Italian dressing like FFG said she makes it. How much do you put in?

What do you use, Aychi?
 
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Use a zesty tasting dressing. Start with a smaller amount because you can always add. You don't want to drown the salad. It will likely be better fresh at any rate, because the rice will absorb whatever dressing you use. I never measure this kind of stuff. I just eyeball it.


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What do you use, Aychi?


I use the basic olive oil and lime dressing. Sometimes I mix in some white balsamic vinegar to add more zing.

One thing I noticed about this salad, like FFG mentioned, this salad is best eaten fresh.

When I have refrigerated leftovers, I "refresh" the salad by letting it come to room temperature and adding more oil and fresh squeezed lime or lemon juice with a bit more salt and pepper. Plus some fresh chopped cilantro.

AND, then I add diced avocado!!
 
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Darn...I have an avocado in the frig and could have put that in it. Smile
 
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