Southwestern Rice Salad

Number of Servings: 6 (244 g)
Active Time: 5 min.
Total Time: 1 hour
Southwestern Rice Salad

Rice salads make excellent lunches. The hearty grains absorb flavors as they sit in the fridge and don’t get soggy as green salads can. This simple flavor profile is easy to make from pantry ingredients.

Tip: Cooling rice properly before storing is important for food safety, so don’t skip the step of spreading the rice out to cool it.


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • ¾ cup pico de gallo
  • ½ tsp. chipotle chili pepper
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced


  1. Cook rice according to package directions (45 minutes). Spread on a baking sheet and refrigerate to cool (15 minutes).
  2. Gently mix together all ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 244 g

Amount per serving
Calories 240
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 350mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 7g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 45.8mg 4%
Iron 1.9mg 10%
Potassium 615mg 15%
Vitamin A 5.8mcg 0%
Vitamin C 4.5mg 4%
Vitamin E 1mg 6%
Vitamin K 7.3mcg 6%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 2.7mg 20%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 31.8mcg 8%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 2.1mcg 6%
Chloride 2mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.9mg 20%
Phosphorus 100.3mg 8%
Iodine 0.7mcg 0%
Magnesium 57mg 15%
Zinc 0.9mg 10%
Selenium 7.7mcg 15%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 1.2mg 50%
Chromium 0.4mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0mcg 0%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Brown Rice, Black Beans (water, Black Beans, Salt, Calcium Chloride), Avocado, Pico De Gallo Salsa (tomatoes, Onions, Jalapenos, Garlic (garlic, Water, Phosphoric Acid, Sodium Benzoate (to Help Protect Flavor)), Salt, Lemon Juice (water, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Lemon Oil, Sodium Benzoate (to Help Protect Flavor)), Cilantro, Lactic Acid, Contains Less Than 0.5% Sodium Benzoate (to Help Protect Flavor), Potassium Sorbate (to Help Protect Flavor), Xanthan Gum, Beet Powder (for Color)), Lime Juice, Chili Powder.

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