This salad is super-simple to throw together and is packed with flavor and nutrients. Have it as a side dish to some popcorn chicken with a selection of dipping sauces, or as a lunch. It would go great at a party as it can sit at room temp very comfortably. It has lots of color too.


  • 1 cups brown rice
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • Juice of two limes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


  1. Cook the rice in 1 cup of stock and one cup of water
  2. Combine cooked brown rice, diced bell pepper, corn, and black beans
  3. Mix the vinegar and lime juice with 1 teaspoon cumin and a pinch of cayenne and dress the rice mixture with it
  4. Sprinkle the rice salad with chopped cilantro

*Inspired by this post on World’s Healthiest Foods