Sunday, October 14, 2012

Chicken, Rice and Black-Bean Salad

Ooooh, this was yummy with a freshly roasted chicken, the last of the tomatoes and jalapeno peppers from the garden, and brown rice cooked using the method I just discovered that was featured in the September issue of the Martha Stewart Living magazine.  If I had closed my eyes, I would have thought I was at Chipotle's!!

Source:  adapted from Everyday Food magazine, June 2005

1 c. brown rice
1 cooked chicken (about 2 1/2 lbs.), shredded (about 4 c.)
1 can (15 1/2 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed
6 plum tomatoes, quartered lengthwise, seeded, and thinly sliced
1 jalapeno chile (seeds and ribs removed for less heat, if desired), minced
4 scallions, thinly sliced
cilantro, chopped
1/4 c. white-wine vinegar
3 T. olive oil
1/2 t. ground cumin
sea salt & ground pepper

Cook rice according to package instructions or Martha Stewart's food editors' "Better Brown Rice" method.  Spread on a baking sheet; refrigerate until cool.

Place cooled rice in a large bowl; add chicken, beans, tomatoes, jalapeno, scallions and cilantro.  Whisk together vinegar, olive oil, cumin, sea salt and pepper and pour over ingredients in bowl.  Toss to combine.

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