Whether you’re craving a quick snack, satisfying meal, or robust appetizer, this satisfying bowl – packed with all those irresistible Tex-Mex flavors – is sure to please. No one will believe it took only 5 minutes!
Heat rice according to package directions.
Divide rice among 6 bowls. Top with chicken, beans, salsa and sour cream; serve with dollop of guacamole and sprinkle of queso fresco.
As a variation, substitute pulled pork for rotisserie chicken.
True to its name, this cheese tastes fresh: it’s light and mild with just the right amount of tang. If you don’t have any on hand, you have a few options. Just keep in mind that queso fresco is a light cheese, and any alternative will affect the taste and texture.
That being said, feta is a close substitute as it’s also a crumbly cheese with zesty undertones. If you have a dish in which you don’t want the cheese to steal the show, opt for mild feta. Or, you could also tone down the tanginess by soaking the feta in water before compiling your dish; it may sound weird, but it’s essentially a brine.
If you prefer to swap in a milder variety, ricotta is a good option. Aged and pressed, Ricotta Salata has a consistency that resembles queso fresco more than the spreadable traditional ricotta. However, it’s not nearly as salty; in fact, it has nutty undertones.
When hunger strikes – thanks to Ready to Heat Rice – you could be eating perfectly cooked rice in less than 2 minutes! After all, there’s no need to sacrifice quality for convenience.
What’s more, Carolina® Rice has 3 microwavable rice varieties; depending on your plate, select this zesty Cilantro Limón, the ever-versatile Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice, or a subtle fragrant Jasmine Rice. Whether you base your pick on your palate or your plate, our grains won’t disappoint!