The beauty of the burrito bowl is that you can do anything you want with it—just start with some rice and let your imagination run wild. Our chefs picked a fabulous combination of veggies and additional toppings for this one: a tomato and charred corn salsa is at the center of it all, then lime crema and a sprinkle of Mexican cheese bump things up a notch. And while we’re huge fans of the beans in the rice, the thing that makes this a real winner might just be the tortilla chips for scooping everything up.
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Southwest Spice Blend
Mexican Cheese Blend(ContainsMilk)
Wash and dry all produce. Halve, peel, and dice onion. Drain and rinse black beans and corn, keeping them separate.
Melt 2 TBSP butter in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until softened, 4-5 minutes. Stir in rice, beans, and half the Southwest Spice. Add ¾ cup water and 1 tsp kosher salt. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to a gentle simmer, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.
Dry corn thoroughly with paper towels, removing as much moisture as possible. Heat a medium pan over high heat. Add corn and cook, tossing occasionally, until lightly charred, 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, small dice tomato. Zest lime until you have 1 tsp; quarter lime. Finely chop cilantro. In a small bowl, toss together tomato, corn, remaining Southwest Spice, half the cilantro, half the lime zest, juice from 1 lime wedge, and a large drizzle of olive oil. Season with plenty of salt and pepper.
In a second small bowl, combine sour cream, remaining lime zest, and a squeeze of lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Once rice is done, fluff grains with a fork. Stir in half the cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
Divide rice between bowls and top with salsa. Garnish with remaining cheese and cilantro. Dollop with crema and drizzle with hot sauce (to taste). Serve with tortilla chips for dipping and remaining lime wedges for squeezing over.