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This colorful salad is delicious with grilled seafood. Garnish with sliced avocado.
Yellow Rice and Black Bean Salad - 8 cups
1 cucumber, peeled and seeded, cut into ¼-inch dice
1½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon turmeric
¾ teaspoon ground cumin, divided
1½ cups (Rice Cooker) long grain white rice
2¼ cups (standard liquid measure) water
1 clove garlic, peeled, finely minced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
¼ teaspoon ground coriander
¼ teaspoon oregano
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 can (15-ounce) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup diced (¼-inch) jicama
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
½ cup chopped red bell pepper
¼ cup chopped red onion
1-2 jalapeño peppers, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
Place the diced cucumber in a strainer. Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon of the salt; toss to coat. Place strainer over a bowl to drain for 30 minutes.Insert the cooking bowl in the Cuisinart® Rice Cooker/Steamer. Add oil, turmeric and cumin; cover and cook and 2 minutes. Add rice; stir to coat with oil and spices. Cover; cook 2 minutes. Stir in water and ½ teaspoon of the salt. Cover and turn on. Cook until liquid is absorbed, about 18 to 19 minutes. Spread the rice onto a baking sheet to cool. Place minced garlic, lime juice, vinegar, coriander, oregano, the remaining salt and cumin in a small bowl; stir with a whisk to blend. Add olive oil and whisk until emulsified. Place the cooled rice in a large bowl. Add the black beans, jicama, tomatoes, chopped red pepper, chopped onion, and chopped jalapeño. Stir gently to mix. Add the vinaigrette and chopped cilantro. Stir gently to combine. Transfer to a decorative bowl to serve. If not serving immediately, cover and refrigerate. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.

Servings: Makes 8 cups

Nutritional information per serving

Nutritional information per serving (½ cup): Calories 128 (39% from fat) • carb. 17g • pro. 3g • fat 6g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 0mg • sod. 88mg • calc. 18mg • fiber 2g

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