Photo by Val from Nebraska
2 1/2 cups V-8
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (more or less, to taste)
1 cup brown rice
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cucumber, diced
1 (12 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained well
1/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional)
Heat V-8 and Tabasco sauce to a boil. Add rice and simmer, covered, over low heat for 45 minutes, until rice is tender.
Remove from heat. Let cool thoroughly. Add remaining ingredients and refrigerate until cold.