This Southwest-style Brown Rice is a fresh, tasty dish that can be served warm on a cold winter’s day or chilled at a summer fiesta.  Spiced up or mellowed out, packed with fiber-filled frijoles and whole-grain goodness, this Southwest-style Brown Rice is a healthy dish that delivers on flavor and satisfaction.  Hearty brown rice, savory black beans, sweet corn, and fresh greens combine for a colorful combination that’s sure to please.  Top with jalapeño for a little heat, avocado to cool it down, and/or a squeeze of lime to brighten up the flavor.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 c. uncooked brown rice
  • 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 c. frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1/4 c. scallions, chopped
  • 2 T. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 c. salsa
  • 1 t. cumin
  • Juice of one lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Diced avocado for topping (optional)
  • Diced jalapeño for topping (optional)
  • Lime wedges (optional)

Cook the rice according to package instructions.  While rice is still warm, stir in beans, corn, scallions, cilantro, salsa, cumin, and lime juice; season to taste with salt and pepper.  If you like, top it off with some with diced jalapeño and/or avocado and serve with lime wedges.

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