This cheese rice dish is called Arroz con Queso in Bolivia. It's a delicious side dish that we often serve in BBQs or get togethers. It's the perfect, comforting side dish!!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Bolivian, Gastronomia Latina, Latin American
Keyword arroz con queso, bolivian arroz con queso, bolivian cheese rice, latin food
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 40minutes
2cupsshort grain riceor pearl rice
2green onions (optional)chopped for decorations
2tbspschopped fresh parsley (optional)for decorative use
Saute finely chopped onion and minced garlic in olive oil. Keep heat in medium setting.
Add rice when onions look translucent. Saute all together, be careful not to burn the onions.
Add 5 cups of hot water and salt. Stir well and let the rice cook.
Once water is running out, but rice is not fully cooked yet, then add a cup of hot milk and shredded cheese.
Lower heat to low. Cook until cheese is melted and you see no more water/milk. Let it cool and serve as a side dish.
Queso fresco can have different salt quantity depending on brand. Be careful how much salt you add to arroz con queso so it doesn't come out too salty. Also, to shred queso fresco I use a simple grater as below.
Shredding queso fresco
Arroz con Queso - Bolivian Cheese Rice https://mediterraneanlatinloveaffair.com/arroz-con-queso-bolivian-cheese-rice/