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Spicy Mexican Rice with Queso Fresco

Steamed rice, onion, tomato, corn, garlic, and jalapeno mixed with queso fresco (fresh cheese).
Spicy Mexican Rice with Queso Fresco

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Servings: 4
Total Time: 40 minutes
Recipe by: Frankie


1 TBSP peanut oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
1 roma tomato, chopped
1/2 cup corn kernels
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup long-grain white rice
1 tsp ground cumin
salt & pepper
1 1/2 cups water
2 ounces crumbled queso fresco


1. Heat the oil in medium-size saucepan over med-high heat. Add the onion, jalapeno, tomato, and corn and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 4 minutes.

2. Stir in the garlic, rice, cumin, and 1/2 tsp salt until well combined then pour in the water and bring to a boil.

3. Cover the pan with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes, DO NOT REMOVE THE LID.

4. After the 10 minutes turn off the heat, KEEP THE LID ON, and let sit for 20 minutes.

5. Fluff the rice with a fork and gently stir in the queso fresco.

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