Cost per serving:


  • 1⁄2 c onion (chopped)
  • 1⁄2 c bell pepper (green or red, chopped)
  • 1 c brown rice (cooked and cooled. white rice will work too.)
  • 1 can black beans (15 ounce can. drained and rinsed)
  • 1⁄4 c rice vinegar (or other vinegar or lemon juice)
  • 1⁄2 tsp mustard powder (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped, or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil


  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together onion, red or green pepper, rice and beans.
  2. In a jar with a tight fitting lid, add vinegar, dry mustard, garlic, salt, pepper and vegetable oil. Shake until dressing is evenly mixed.
  3. Pour dressing over bean mixture and stir to mix evenly. Chill for at least one hour. Serve cold as a side dish or main dish.

Recipe courtesy of Food For People