Yellow Rice and Black Bean Salad

Yellow Rice and Black Bean Salad

A high-fiber dish combining an abundance of black beans and rice traditional in our South and Southwest.


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Serves: 6 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 50 mins

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  • 1 can (14.5 oz) fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder, or red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, for garnish


Heat 1/4 cup of the broth in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook 2 minutes or until the garlic softens. Add the remaining broth, rice, chili powder and turmeric. Pour in 1/2 cup water.

When the liquid come to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer 45 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Remove from heat and let the rice sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork and turn it into a large mixing bowl.

When the rice is cooled to room temperature, add the beans, bell peppers and the onion.

In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, curry powder, salt and sugar. Whisk in the oil. drizzle the dressing over the rice and beans, tossing with a fork until blended. Arrange on a serving platter, sprinkle on the cilantro and serve.

Thanks to American Institute for Cancer Research

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 200 cals
Kilojoules 837 kJ
Fat 2.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 542 mg
Carbohydrates 37.0 g
Fiber 6.0 g
Total Sugars 3.4 g
Protein 8.0 g
Calcium 17.0 mg
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