Aug 27, 2012

Fiesta Lime Rice

I always have a hard time finding suitable side dishes when we have Mexican or Tex-Mex dinners.  For some reason, it's always an afterthought and usually very forgettable.  But not this time!!

Once the rice is cooked, this dish comes together incredibly quickly and is so full of bright flavor that it might outshine your main course. ;)  The lime and cilantro bring great brightness and the sweet corn really rounds everything out.  Definitely a keeper of a side dish.

Fiesta Lime Rice
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1 cup uncooked long grain rice, cooked to package directions
1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup corn, fresh, frozen, or canned (drained and dried)
1 large tomato, seeded and diced
2 scallions, thinly sliced
¼ cup chopped cilantro (more or less to taste)
Juice of 1 lime
½ tsp. ground cumin (more or less to taste)
Kosher salt, to taste

1. In a large bowl, combine rice, corn, beans, tomato, scallions, cilantro, lime juice, cumin, and salt if needed. Mix together and reheat briefly, if needed.

slightly adapted from Skinny Taste


Melissa said...

Beautiful! Just the kind of side-dish inspriation I needed for our favorite Mexican dinners.

Jessica @ Sunny Side Up said...

I love this dish! So bright and colorful. I bet this would go great with tequila lime chicken or shrimp! Yum!

heidi said...

Great recipe. Looks tasty. Thanks for sharing.

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