Rice and bean salad
Such a quick and easy salad, and so yummy.
1 cup brown rice
2 cups water
1 x 400g can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1½ cups cooked New Zealand sweet corn, or 1 x 400g can sweet corn kernels, drained
½ cup chopped coriander
1 telegraph cucumber, diced
¼ cup white vinegar
2 Tbsp canola oil
Rinse rice under cold running water for 1-2 minutes.
Combine rice and water in a saucepan with lid.
Bring to the boil then turn heat down to low and simmer.
When water is below the level of the rice, turn heat off, put on lid and leave covered for 10 minutes then cool.
When rice is cold, place in a large bowl and add kidney beans, sweet corn, coriander, cucumber, vinegar and oil and mix well..
Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Serve within 12 hours.
Tip: Use barley instead of rice – 1 cup barley and 2½ cups water