Zesty Rice Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 42 min
  • Prep: 12 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 tablespoon canola oil

1 tablespoon chopped garlic

1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice

2 1/4 cups water

1 tablespoon chili seasoning

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 medium red onion, diced

1 yellow pepper, diced

1 (14.5-ounce) can red beans, drained and rinsed

1 tablespoon white vinegar

1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro leaves


  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a medium sauce pot. Add garlic, and rice and saute for 2 minutes until rice is toasted. Add 2 1/4 cups water, chili seasoning and season with a pinch of salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove to a baking sheet and let cool.
  2. In a large bowl combine onion, yellow pepper, cooled rice, beans, vinegar and cilantro. Mix well and serve with steak.