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Fiesta Rice Salad

Per Serving

Fiesta Rice Salad

Makes: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
Calories 260
Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1.3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 37 g
Fiber 6 g
Sugars 4 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 250 mg
Potassium 480 mg
Protein 15 g
Phosphorus 235 mg
Choices: Starch 2.5, Lean Protein 2
  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Chilling Time: 30 minutes


1 cup uncooked quick-cooking brown rice
1 (15-oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen (and thawed) corn kernels
4 scallions, thinly sliced (green and white parts)
1 red bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)
2 Tbsp. vinaigrette dressing
3 Tbsp. salsa
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
2 large boneless, skinless cooked chicken thighs (from Cuban-Spiced Chicken recipe, see link below), diced


  1. Cook the rice according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the beans, corn, scallions, and pepper. In a small bowl, combine the salad dressing, salsa, and cumin.
  3. When the rice is cooked, add it to the ingredients in the large bowl. Add the dressing mixture and toss, then mix in the chicken. Chill for at least 30 minutes, if time allows, or up to 3 days, until you are ready to serve.

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