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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday in the Kitchen - Chilled Red Beans and Rice

Now that the weather is finally getting warmer, it means we'll be outside more. Barbecues and warm summer nights. I'm always on the lookout for a new salad idea to serve on the buffet with burgers or chicken on the grill.

Here's a new one I found this week looking through a cookbook of quick and healthy meals. Hope you enjoy it!

Chilled Red Beans and Rice 

1/4 cup Italian dressing 
3 Tbs water 
2 Tbs white vinegar
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp ground red pepper 
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/8 tsp ground pepper

1 (15 oz.) can red kidney beans, drained
1 cup cooked long-grain rice (cooked without salt), chilled 
1 cup sliced celery
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 chopped tomato

Combine the first 7 ingredients, mix well and chill. (Preferably in a jar sealed tight, shaken vigorously!)

Combine dressing mixture, kidney beans and next 4 ingredients in a bowl; toss well.

 Cover and chill.



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  1. Oh yeah, baby! I have a recipe that is similar, but this one looks awesome. Going to try it soon.

    1. Bethanne, it's really good, I made it tonight and served it with burgers hot off the grill. Yum. Hope you enjoy it too!


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