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12 servings
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Meal Types:
Side Dishes
Salads and Salad Dressings
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Brown Rice and Bell Pepper Salad

Brown rice and a variety of bell peppers come together with a creamy sauce to make a perfect summer dish to take on a picnic.



  1. Rinse black beans and drain. Set aside.
  2. Prepare bell peppers by chopping off the tops and bottoms and removing the seeds. Finely dice the peppers and place in a large bowl (use caution when chopping the jalapeno, as the juices can be on hot).
  3. Add onions, tomato, rice and beans.
  4. In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, spicy brown mustard, chili powder and salt and pepper.
  5. Pour dressing over the rice and pepper mixture. Combine well so all the vegetables and rice are evenly coated.
  6. Add cilantro and stir mixture gently.
  7. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight for best flavor.
  8. Note: Add a cherry bomb pepper for a spicier flavor.
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This is a wonderful salad with plenty of exciting flavours going on. I also used half yogurt and half mayonnaise which produced a light texture. I love garlic and added two medium-sized gloves, as well as a good crack of black pepper and salt, and a squeeze of fresh lemon.
13 Jan 14 by member: Rosalindarogers
This is delicious! I used wholegrain mustard and mixed half Greek yoghurt and half mayonnaise.
08 Sep 12 by member: TanSpam
Hi, I just wanted to clarify that the recipe calls for 3 Tablespoons of Spicy Brown Mustard, NOT 3/4 of a Cup. Although you could use that much if you like the flavor, my recipe only calls for 3 Tablespoons of the Mustard and does just fine. This recipe can also have any variety of peppers and tomatoes. Mix it up how ever you prefer, get creative they are very healthy for you :)
26 Mar 12 by member: Appleseed_Tn


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Nutrition summary:

There are 163 calories in 1 serving of Brown Rice and Bell Pepper Salad.
Calorie break-down: 30% fat, 60% carbs, 9% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 49
Calories 163
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 5.43g 8%
  Saturated Fat 0.812g 4%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 2.934g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.595g  
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 452mg 19%
Potassium 167mg  
Total Carbohydrate 24.11g 8%
  Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
  Sugars 1.93g  
Protein 3.76g  
Vitamin A 61% Vitamin C 725%
Calcium 30% Iron 61%
of RDI*
(163 calories)
8% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (61%)
Fat (30%)
Protein (9%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories