A Fresh Twist: Savory Corn Rice Recipe

All set to whip up a delectable side dish? Look no further than this mouthwatering Corn Rice recipe. With just five simple ingredients, you can create a flavorful twist on a classic favorite that will leave your taste buds craving for more.

Anything but Ordinary

Now, you might be thinking, “Isn’t this just rice and corn thrown together?” Well, think again! This corn rice recipe is far from ordinary. While corn and rice on their own may seem bland, this dish transforms them into a tantalizing combination of flavors. By adding a pinch of salt, a dash of soy sauce, and a dollop of butter, the result is a burst of deliciousness that will elevate your dining experience.

How to Make Corn Rice

Let’s dive into the simple steps of creating this culinary masterpiece:

  1. Gather your ingredients. (For exact measurements, refer to the recipe card below.)
  2. Rinse the rice until the water runs clear, then soak it in cold water for 30 minutes.
  3. After 30 minutes, drain the rice and transfer it to a large saucepan on the stovetop. Add in the corn (thawed frozen corn works great), soy sauce, and salt. Give it a good stir to ensure even distribution.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and allow the corn rice to cook for another 15-20 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and let it rest for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  7. Serve with a pat of butter and savor every mouthful.
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Perfect Pairings

One of the best things about this corn rice recipe is its versatility. It pairs beautifully with a wide range of main dishes. Here are a few suggestions:

Asian Flare

The soy sauce in this recipe makes it a perfect match for any Asian-inspired dish. Let the flavors dance together on your palate as you indulge in this delightful combination.

Protein Power

No matter your protein preference – chicken, fish, steak, or even tofu – this corn rice is an ideal starch to accompany your main course. Let it bring out the best in your favorite protein.

Mexican Magic

Rice has always been a go-to side dish for Mexican cuisine, and corn rice is no exception. Embrace the flavors of Mexico by serving this dish alongside your favorite Mexican recipes. You might even find it reminiscent of the corn rice served in some of the finest Mexican restaurants.

Storage Tips for Corn Rice

Can’t finish it all in one go? No worries! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator, where it will stay fresh and flavorsome for 3-5 days.

More Rice Delights

If you’re in the mood to explore further, here are some of my highly-rated rice dishes that you’re sure to love:

  • Instant Pot Rice Pilaf
  • Black Beans and Rice
  • Sausage and Rice Skillet
  • Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Instant Pot Coconut Rice

So go ahead, gather your ingredients, and get ready to indulge in a culinary journey with this irresistible corn rice recipe. Your taste buds will thank you!

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