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!