Black Bean Coconut Rice Salad
Servings: 8 cups
Black Bean Coconut Rice Salad is a colorful, zesty salad with a delicious combination of ingredients like coconut-infused rice, beans, bell peppers, red onion, and pineapple.
- 1 ½ cups long grain rice
- 1 can (400ml/14 oz) coconut milk
- 1 cup coconut water
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- 1 can (540ml/19oz) black beans rinsed
- 1 cup red bell pepper chopped
- 1 cup plus 2 tbsp red onion chopped
- 1 ½ cups fresh pineapple cubed
- ¾ cup fresh cilantro chopped
- ¼ cup fresh chives or green onion
- 1 lime 3 tbsp
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ½ cup pureed pineapple
- 2 tsp fresh ginger grated
- 2 tbsp jalapeño pepper finely chopped
Rinse rice in cold water until water is no longer cloudy.
Transfer rice to large saucepan. Add coconut milk, coconut water and ¼ tsp. salt. Stir well.
Bring rice to a full boil, turn heat down to lowest setting. Place lid on pot and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.
Remove from heat and let rest leaving lid on for an additional 15 minutes.
Transfer to extra-large bowl, fluff with fork and let cool. Fluff with a fork occasionally until completely cooled.
While rice is cooking prepare beans and vegetables as well as dressing.
In jar combine together, lime juice, olive oil, grated ginger, pineapple puree, jalapeño pepper, 2 tbsp. red onion finely chopped and ¼ cup chopped cilantro.
Place lid on the jar and shake to blend the ingredients together.
When rice is cooled, toss in the black beans, pineapple, red bell pepper, 1 cup red onion, ½ cup cilantro and chives.
Add dressing and toss together until blended.
Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
To make pineapple puree. Chop fresh pineapple, place in blender until smooth. About 1 cup chopped pineapple should make ½ cup puree.
A rice cooker also works well for cooking the coconut rice.
Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 735IU | Vitamin C: 48.1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.7mg