In a small saucepan bring 2 cups water to boiling. Stir in rice and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until water is absorbed. Transfer to a large bowl; cool completely.
For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine lime peel, lime juice, oil, 2 tablespoons water, honey, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and cumin. Cover and shake well.
In a medium bowl combine cooked rice, beans, green chile peppers, tomato, red onion, sweet pepper, and cilantro. Add dressing; toss gently to combine. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours.