It always surprises me how much children, even young ones enjoy this Rice and Black Bean Salad. I suspect that the bright colors has something to do with it. My own variation on the very popular Spanish dish, frijoles negro y arroz. The recipe came about when I had leftovers from a catered event and needed to use it lest it perish. This super easy to make dish is a festive addition to any party. Or a flavorful side dish for dinner at home. Combine cooked rice with canned black beans and fresh-cut veggies and herbs and you’re done.

cooked white rice

The different textures and flavors of uncooked bell peppers, cilantro and onions combined with rice and black beans are a cinch to make and a treat for taste buds.

ingredients for making rice and black bean salad
Use any color bell peppers you choose when making this dish. You can also add other veggies for added flavor/ color/ texture with a few exceptions. Carrots are a favorite choice. I do NOT recommend adding watery ingredients like cucumber and tomato. it will make the rice soggy and cause the dish to go sour easily.
ingredients for making rice and black bean salad
The crisp robust flavors of fresh cut bell peppers, onion, black beans and cilantro make this side dish a treat to eat.

Rice & Black Bean Salad Recipe

This easy to make dish is a festive addition to any party and it is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. The different textures and flavors of uncooked bell peppers, cilantro and onions combined with rice and black beans are a treat for any tastebud. The robust flavors and textures that get stronger as it marinades.

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 c cooked white rice
  • 15 oz can Black beans ( drained and rinsed)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 med onion ( finely chopped)
  • 1 sm red bell pepper ( finely chopped)
  • ¼ c cilantro ( finely chopped)
  • 1 sm green bell pepper ( finely chopped)
  • ¼ cup olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS

Toss all ingredients together in a glass bowl and serve.

Notes

Use any color bell peppers you choose.  Best served cold, this dish can be served immediately but it is best served after marinating for a few hours. This dish can be kept refrigerated up to 1 week. 

*Do NOT add watery  ingredients like cucumber and tomato. it will make the rice soggy and cause the dish to go sour easily.

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Rice and Black Bean Salad

For optimum flavor. Combine all the ingredient in a glass bowl. Cover tightly and let the Rice and Black Bean Salad marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours before serving.

rice and black bean salad w stew chicken
Family dinner or fancy feast,this Rice and Black Bean Salad is sure to be a hit.

 

 

Sian Rose

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