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Katie Austin

Chilled Caribbean Rice Dish

Chilled Caribbean Rice Dish

Hi everybody!!! This is one of my favorite side dish recipes to meal prep and save for the week. ORRR it’s a GREAT thing to take to summer BBQs or parties. I love pairing this with grilled chicken or salmon and it’s so good.It’s a childhood fav, with a littttle healthier spin. Besides all the chopping of the veggies, it’s pretty simple to make. BUT, it does need a bit of time to chill in the refrigerator.

Here’s what you’ll need:

2 cups brown rice

1/4 cup olive oil (I add a little more because i like it realllll moms lol)

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

1 tablespoon dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon cumin

2/3 cup peppers diced (yellow, and red, or any color!)

1/2 lemon squeezed

3 cloves crushed garlic

1/3 cup green onions chopped

2/3 can of black beans

Salt to taste 

Optional (sometimes I add, sometimes I dont hahah): 1/2 cup diced tomatoes.  I added a few to this one and I enjoy the taste but my sister doesn’t like them! Up to you!

Here’s what you’ll do:

Cook the rice according to the package. As it’s cooking, chop the peppers up, the green onions, and rinse off the black beans.

Get out a nice big salad bowl, as seen in the pictures. Place the cooked rice, veggies, and start measuring out all the spices and dressing ingredients. Mix all together. Chill for a minimum of 2 hours.

BOOM! You’re done! Simple, but insannneeeely tasty!