Ciao Bella Rice Salad

Ciao Bella Rice Salad Recipe

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Anna Sciancalepore Antoniello


I created this recipe to avoid turning on my oven when it's really hot outside. I wanted it to be low fat and had to have protein. Being tired of chicken, black beans was the answer. This is a take on a recipe I saw for a black bean salsa. But being Italian and not too fond of cilantro I put my own spin on it with basil. I think it's filling enough to be a main dish or as a salad. Hope everyone likes it!


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1/2 c
brown rice, raw
1 medium
red onion, finely chopped
1/4 c
olive oil, divided
1 tsp
kosher salt
1/2 tsp
cracked black pepper
1/2 Tbsp
basil, dried
1/2 tsp
red pepper flakes
16 oz
corn kernels, fresh or frozen
15 oz
black beans, canned, drained and rinsed
1 pt
grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

How to Make Ciao Bella Rice Salad


  • 1Cook brown rice to package directions and allow to cool in a large mixing bowl.
  • 2In a large skillet heat olive oil and saute red onion with salt and pepper until translucent
  • 3Add basil,crushed red pepper,corn and black beans. Saute until corn is heated through. Allow to cool.
  • 4Once mixture is cooled fold into rice. Add tomatoes and remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Chill 4-24 hours and serve.

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About Ciao Bella Rice Salad

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy

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