Rating: 4.08 stars
61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0

This dish is summery and lower in fat than many, yet it's surprisingly filling. It's also simple to prepare and uses common ingredients.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, red bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, lemon juice, cilantro, basil, red pepper flakes, corn, and beans. Stir to combine the vegetables, then set aside.

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  • In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil at a medium-low heat. Add onions and saute until they are translucent. Add garlic and saute for another minute. Pour in rice and toss to coat. Add reserved liquid from the corn and beans, along with any additional liquid as directed on the rice box. Cook the rice to package specifications. Let the rice cool slightly.

  • Combine the rice and vegetable mixture. Salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 28g; fat 2.8g; sodium 162mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (45)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2004
This is tasty nutritious and filling - the food trifecta in my book. I drained the beans and corn since I was working with fully-cooked (non-instant) brown rice. I left out the jalapenos since I don't care for that taste and added a couple of stalks of celery to the onion saute. I also found that it didn't need salt. It was delicious as-is as well as sprinkled with Frank's Red Hot. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/18/2003
For me the rice cooked up too wet even though I used less olive oil. I think I would cook the rice with only the corn juice next time and cut back on the lemon juice. Read More
(14)
61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2004
This is tasty nutritious and filling - the food trifecta in my book. I drained the beans and corn since I was working with fully-cooked (non-instant) brown rice. I left out the jalapenos since I don't care for that taste and added a couple of stalks of celery to the onion saute. I also found that it didn't need salt. It was delicious as-is as well as sprinkled with Frank's Red Hot. Read More
(62)
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2003
I really enjoyed this recipe. However I didn't see the point in all that liquid to cook the rice. I think a ratio of 1 part rice 2 part liquid is just fine. I reduced the amount of lemon juice to less than 1/2 cup. Tommorrow I will add fresh cilantro to it and see how that is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2005
I've tried a similar recipe without the rice but thought I'd try this one. I didn't use the juice from either the beans or the corn (as I used frozen corn) but just followed the directions for the rice. I also used fresh cilantro. This recipe has an amazing flavor! It's a favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2003
Very flavorful. It includes many ingredients that taste great together. We really enjoyed this dish and found that it made enough for 10 people as a side dish. My daughter said that it would be great to take to her school picnic. You could even add cubed cooked chicken to it to make it an easy complete meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2004
This was a pretty good recipe. All the liquid for the rice really wasn't necessary in fact it made my rice turn out kinda mushy. I served the meal a little different - I heated the entire mixture for a few minutes in a pan until it was warm then I placed it in whole wheat tortillas with cheese and fresh avocado. It turned out great that way! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/18/2003
For me the rice cooked up too wet even though I used less olive oil. I think I would cook the rice with only the corn juice next time and cut back on the lemon juice. Read More
(14)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2010
Very very tasty recipe. I made a few changes to use ingredients I had on hand...I was out of corn in every form so I put some green pepper in instead. I think the corn would have been better but the green pepper added a nice color and flavor. I also changed the prep method a bit since I had no instant brown rice on hand. Instead I just cooked regular brown rice mixed in the vegetables didn't save the drained juice and just threw all the raw ingredients together. It's a lot easier to make this way and it really tastes great. I put the rice in warm and it worked well this way...I think the warmth brought out the flavors of the vegetables and herbs. I also used fresh herbs. Thanks for sharing the recipe...it's wonderful!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/21/2009
This is a great recipe! I didn't save the liquid from the beans though instead of fresh tomatos I used a can of stewed tomatos and saved the liquid from that to use. Also I used fresh cilantro (I never use dried) and white rice because I didn't have brown. VERY VERY GOOD! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2003
I love it.........I am a vegitarian & have had lots of difficulties finding recipes I like....This one is an A Read More
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