Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Healthy Brown Rice Salad

Hi there! I guess I better start posting over here, huh?

Over the weekend we had a little impromtu Labor Day BBQ with some friends. My hubby was dying to make bacon wrapped chicken breasts smothered in bbq sauce on the grill. I wanted to make something healthy to go with the chicken, but something other than a green salad, which we almost always have.

I thought a cold brown rice salad sounded absolutely perfect. I wasn't quite sure how it was going to turn out, but to my surprise, it was delicious!

2 cups brown rice
1 chicken bullion cube
1 green bell pepper
1/2 medium red onion
1 can of black beans
1 can of corn
1/4 cup of fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 - 1/2 cup olive oil
salt and cracked black pepper to taste

I cooked the rice per the instructions on the bag. I threw the bullion cube in once the water came to a boil, covered with foil and the lid and let simmer for 50 minutes. I let the rice cool before adding the dressing and veggies.

Definitely making this again!

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