Mexican street corn (maíz callejero) is roasted ears slathered with chile powder and mayonnaise. My version treats the corn with a lighter touch, calorically speaking, and includes black beans, brown rice, and the crunch of Romaine and jicama.
Benefits: Black beans contain protein, tissue-repairing lysine, vitamin B-6 for producing energy, calcium for building strong bones, and collagen-building zinc. Corn provides zinc, eye-healthy lutein, and superoxide dismutase (SOD) an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that fights free-radical damage in your cells. Brown rice is full of fiber for gut health as well as beneficial trace minerals.
4 ears corn, shucked and rinsed
2 Tbs. olive oil
1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
½ tsp. coriander
¼ tsp. cumin
½ tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. minced garlic
2 cups water
1 cup brown rice
1 cup of salsa
4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1 (14-15-oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup jicama, peeled and cubed
2 avocados, thinly sliced
½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, as a garnish
1 lime, cut into wedges, as a garnish
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