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Fiesta Rice with Black Beans, Corn and Peppers

With Mazola® Canola Oil

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SERVING SIZE

8-10 SERVINGS

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TOTAL TIME

50 MINUTES

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SKILL LEVEL

BEGINNER

Ingredients:

RICE:

  • 4 teaspoons Chicken Flavor Bouillon
  • 2 cups hot tap water
  • 2 tablespoons Mazola Canola Oil
  • 1 cup long grain rice, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups fresh corn, cut from cob OR frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin seed

VEGETABLES AND BEANS:

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed OR 1-1/4 cups dried black beans, cooked and drained)
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice OR wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

Instructions:

  1. Stir bouillon into hot water to make broth. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large, deep-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add rice and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until it begins to turn bright white. Stir in corn, onion, garlic and cumin and cook for 2 more minutes or until onions are softened.
  3. Pour prepared broth into rice and bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat to low and simmer for 18 to 20 minutes or until liquid is almost absorbed.
  4. Remove from heat. Add bell pepper, zucchini, black beans and tomatoes on top of the rice. Cover tightly and steam for 5 more minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in lime juice and cilantro; serve immediately.
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