I’m not a huge fan of just plain rice. It bores me. So when I was looking for a side dish to go with my Mexican-themed meal, I knew I wanted to have something a little more exciting than plain white or brown rice. I found this recipe that I absolutely love. You can use less rice because the recipe is bulked up with corn and beans, so it cuts the carbs. And the boredom. As indicated in my blog name, I tend to be bored and hungry so I try to cook things that fix that :)
I don’t have a ton to say about this recipe but you should give it a try as a slightly different and more colorful, tasty, and nutritious alternative to plain rice. You won’t be disappointed!
Fiesta Lime Rice (4 1 cup servings – 153 cals) from Skinnytaste
- 1 1/2 cups cooked long grain rice
- 3/4 cup canned black beans, rinsed and heated
- 3/4 cup cooked corn, heated
- 1 large scallion, diced fine
- 2-4 tbsp chopped cilantro
- 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
- salt to taste
1. In a large bowl, combine hot rice, heated corn, heated beans, scallion, cilantro, lime juice and salt if needed. Toss and serve.