Rating: 4.36 stars
122 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 67
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1

Great black bean and rice salad!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
60 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and chill.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together the rice, beans, tomato, cheese and green onion.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, peppers, sugar and salt. Pour over the rice mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate salad for 30 minutes. Top with avocado just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

334 calories; protein 8g; carbohydrates 27.4g; fat 22g; cholesterol 14.8mg; sodium 232.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (124)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2005
This was very good. Took it to a ball windup and received lots of compliments. I did make changes though. The things I changed are: used 1 cup basmati rice and 2 cups water with one garlic clove. I added a whole can black beans one red pepper bunch of chopped cilantro used olive oil instead of veg oil used white wine vinegar instead of regular vinegar added 1 large jalepeno sprinkled with cumin. Will definitely make again. Read More
(38)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/16/2010
This was just ok for me. My husband said it was too vinegary but I didn't think that was the problem. I just think it really needed some seasoning. After I added some garlic powder and a little chili powder it was better but still not great. Read More
(7)
122 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 67
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2005
This was very good. Took it to a ball windup and received lots of compliments. I did make changes though. The things I changed are: used 1 cup basmati rice and 2 cups water with one garlic clove. I added a whole can black beans one red pepper bunch of chopped cilantro used olive oil instead of veg oil used white wine vinegar instead of regular vinegar added 1 large jalepeno sprinkled with cumin. Will definitely make again. Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2005
Overall a nice basic recipe. When I make again I will make a few adjustments. I used a fresh jalapeno removing the seeds which didn't provide enough zing to the dressing. Next time will use the prepared jalapeno and maybe add some cumin or cilantro to pep up the dressing. I used white vinegar which was a little strong for my taste. I will either cut down on the amount or use rice vinegar for a lighter taste. Also needed some crunch so chopped bell pepper or even celery would be a good addition. And cheese is kind of unnecessary added calories but not much taste... Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2006
Great recipe! I've made it several times. It goes well with my daughter and I who are vegetarian and also with my non-vegetarian husband and son. Will continue to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2005
I reduced the oil used jasmine rice and added cilantro. This was great! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2005
made this for dinner last night and it is very good. used Balsamic vinegar & entire can of black beans. next time may add some thawed frozen corn. Also did not need sugar. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2003
I served this at a family Labor Day party and it was great! I used diced green chilies instead of the peppers (mostly because I didn't have any peppers) and it turned out great. My family loved it and the hostess insisted on keeping the leftovers! Read More
(16)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2005
This recipe was superb! I just made a few changes. I used basmati rice for extra flavor white wine vinegar and added about 1 tsp or so of unsalted taco seasoning mix. Also as other reviewers have noted I only used about half the dressing and made it early in the day so it was packed with flavor by dinner time. Awesome alongside Debbie Donham's Chicken Enchiladas. Thanks Terri! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2003
I served this yummy salad at a family barbeque and it got great reviews (and requests for the recipe). Very easy to prepare. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2003
Very tasty! I would add another tablespoon of jalepenos to give it more of a kick. My husband expressed doubts when I showed him this recipe but he had 4 helpings! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/16/2010
This was just ok for me. My husband said it was too vinegary but I didn't think that was the problem. I just think it really needed some seasoning. After I added some garlic powder and a little chili powder it was better but still not great. Read More
(7)