Santa Fe Rice Salad
Servings: 6 servings
Great black bean and rice salad!
2/3 cup uncooked white rice
1 1/3 cups water
3/4 cup black beans, drained
1 large tomato, seeded and diced
3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/3 cup sliced green onions
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon diced jalapeno peppers
1/2 teaspoon white sugar
salt to taste
1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced
1 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.
2 In a large bowl, mix together the rice, beans, tomato, cheese and green onion.
3 In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, 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.