Black bean and corn rice

By Shalini Kolluri


This Tex-Mex corn, beans and veggie favorite is great with rice or even on salad. I love putting the mixture over hot rice with cheddar. Sometimes, I eat this for lunch heated in the microwave topped with a small scoop of lite sour cream.

Black beans can be replaced with kidney beans or chickpeas. It totally depends on what beans you have available in your kitchen. This is a great recipe that can be easily altered to what you have on hand. Hope you enjoy it!


4 cups cooked brown rice or white rice

1 can black beans rinsed and drained

1/2 cup cooked corn kernels

1 cup diced tomatoes

1cup scallions/onions chopped

1⁄cup cilantro, chopped

2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced

2 tablespoons lime juice

tablespoon oil

1teaspoon salt

1 cup finely cut red/green bell pepper

2 dashes hot sauce ( I used cholula hot sauce)


cumin powder (optional)


In a bowl, combine black beans, corn, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, oil, salt, cumin powder and pepper and hot sauce. To serve, Place a scoop of hot rice in a bowl or on a plate, top with a generous scoop of the black bean mixture. Stir together before eating.



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