Mexican Street Corn and Rice Salad

This feisty street corn salad comes together quickly — and is loaded with the refreshing flavors of fresh lime, avocado and jalapeño. Try it with Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice, tonight!

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Mexican Street Corn and Rice Salad

Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins (+ 10 mins cooling time)
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 5 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins (+ 10 mins cooling time)


  • 2 cups Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 1 1/4 tsp chili powder, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups corn kernels, cooked
  • 1/3 cup crumbled queso fresco cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 4 thinly sliced green onions, divided
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced


  • Your next taco Tuesday just got a whole lot tastier thanks to the addition of this Mexican Street Corn and Rice Salad! We suggest you start with a flavorful base of fragrant Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice for the best results possible.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Allow to cool completely.

    Step 2

  • Whisk together lime juice, mayonnaise, sour cream, lime zest, 1 teaspoon chili powder, garlic, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add rice and corn to bowl, tossing to coat well.

    Step 3

  • Add cheese, cilantro, onion, half of the green onions, avocado, and jalapeño. Stir gently to combine.

    Step 4

  • Sprinkle salad with remaining green onions and remaining chili powder.

    Recipe Tips

    If you don’t have queso fresco on hand, use feta cheese, instead.

    To cool your rice quickly, spread it evenly on a parchment paper–lined baking sheet.

Mexican Night

Made with a chili and lime mayo sauce, this elote-inspired rice and corn salad has everything you want in a fun weeknight dinner! With spicy jalapeño, cilantro, red onion, avocado and queso fresco, this salad has great balance and the perfect amount of spice.

The best part about this dish is that everything is tossed together in just 15 minutes. How? The key is to use quick-cooking and quality rice like our Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice. Light and fluffy, with no additives or MSG, our rice cooks up in just 5 minutes and is the perfect addition to any dish.

This corn and rice salad is a great side for your next taco night. Served alongside a few Quick and Easy Chicken Soft Tacos or a One-Pan Taco Dinner, this salad completes a meal.

No need to pick up an order from your favorite restaurant the next time you’re craving takeout food. With Minute® Rice, you can make quality meals at home, even when you’re short on time! Next time, try another favorite like our Microwave Egg Fried Rice. If you are looking for a vegetarian option try our Rice-stuffed Eggplant Parmesan.

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