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       Title: Ham and Black Bean Salad
  Categories: Salads, Main dish
       Yield: 6 servings
  
       3 c  Cooked rice
            - cooled to room temperature
       2 c  Canned black beans
            -- rinsed and drained
       1 md Red onion; chopped
       1 c  Cubed jicama
            -- (cut into 1/8-inch cubes)
     1/2 c  Sliced black olives
     1/2 c  Diced red pepper
     1/2 c  Diced green pepper
     1/4 c  Olive oil; divided
       4 oz Cubed cooked ham
       3 tb Red wine vinegar
       1    Garlic clove; minced
     1/2 ts Ground cumin
     1/2 ts Chili powder
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/2 ts Ground black pepper
  
   Combine rice, onion, jicama, olives, and peppers in large bowl; set aside.
   Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium heat.  Add ham; cook 2
   to 3 minutes stirring constantly.  Add to rice mixture.  Combine remaining
   oil, vinegar, garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper in small jar
   with lid.  Shake to blend.  Drizzle dressing over salad.
   
   Source: Viva Arroz!
   Reprinted with permission from USA Rice Council
   Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
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