Beanie Rice Salad
When you begin with an interesting rice mix you have a head start on a unique rice salad. Low-fat yogurt shaves fat calories while upping the calcium content. The raw vegetables can be varied if you wish: substitute celery, seeded cucumber, grated carrot, tomato and so on.
1 box or packet of cheese, broccoli and rice mix
15-ounce can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
15-ounce can of cut green beans, drained
Medium green bell pepper, seeded and diced
Medium red sweet pepper, seeded and diced
Medium sweet onion, peeled and diced
2 cartons, 8 ounces each, of lemon flavored yogurt
While the rice mix cooks according to package directions, prepare vegetables. Mix vegetables and rice. Fold the first carton of yogurt into a mixture, then add more yogurt to taste. Serve now or chilled, as is or on a bed of lettuce. Serves six as a main dish.
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