This bean and rice salad recipe is a quick and easy way to add some flavor to your meal. The mixture of corn, peppers, beans, and chilled rice combine to make a side dish that's perfect for a picnic or potluck.
In a screw-top jar, combine white wine vinegar, olive oil, water, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Cover and shake well. Set aside.
Combine rice, beans, peas, celery, onion, peppers, and cilantro or parsley in a large bowl or container. Pour dressing over the rice mixture; toss lightly to coat. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours. Transport in an insulated cooler with ice packs. Makes 8 servings.
If desired, substitute 2/3 cup bottled Italian salad dressing for the homemade dressing.