Summery rice salad!

Summer is approaching and that means BBQ season is around the corner! The first time I made this was for our new house inauguration BBQ last June! The ladies, their husbands and babes all loved it! That’s when you know you’ve got a hit! This yummy rice salad side dish is sure to become a hit at your next BBQ!

The secret ingredient that makes it so unique and delicious:

The mango!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of cooked rice (I used basmati, but you can use any kind of rice, even brown rice to make it healthier!)
  • 1 ripe mango (cut up into small cubes)
  • Half of a red onion (chopped into small cubes)
  • 3/4 cup chopped parsley
  • The juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 tbs of olive oil
  • A pack of cherry red tomatoes (use more or less to your liking)
  • 1 can of corn (drained)
  • 1 can of red beans (drained and rinsed)

Start off by cooking your rice. Once it’s cooked, place it in a big bowl and let it cool while you chop your vegetables!

Once your rice has cooled, drizzle the 2 tbs of olive oil over it and mix it together. Your rice may have dried a little by now, the olive oil will moisten it up!

Add in the ingredients one by one.

Here is my rice, covered in red onions and parsley!

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Add in the tomatoes, can of corn and yummy mango! This is when your rice salad really starts to get some festive summer colors!

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Cut your two lemons in half and squeeze the juice in there:

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The lemon juice will moisten the rice and give it a summery flavor!

Add in your red beans and mix it all together!

Serve and enjoy!

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Bon Appétit!

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