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.