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Jalapeño Popper Rice

Hello, my name is Maria and I love making fusion recipes, and this one... let me tell you, it has been on repeat (honestly everyday!). It's just a combination of flavors that it makes it so irresistible, easy to make and great to make any time of the day!

To make things extra easy I used Minute Rice in Jalapeño as an ingredient that will save you a lot of time while adding greatness of flavor, trust me! This will make a great healthy and fun recipe for you to make for your family, any pickle lovers? Give this a try!

Jalapeño Popper Rice

About this Jalapeño Popper Rice:

This is extremely easy to make and extremely flavorful! The ingredients are simple and staples, and the process of making this is so effortless, you'll be surprised... your guests and their tastebuds with the touch of jalapeño, cheese and bacon.

This recipe is perfect no matter the occasion but I wanted to add a little fun twist by using some Minute Rice in Jalapeño just to keep it super easy and basically foolproof. Better, a easy gourmet rice recipe!

This Jalapeño Popper Rice recipe is made with all flavors, and colorful ingredients that will please your tastebuds in every bite. The perfect idea for lunch, dinner for your family or for meal preps.

Jalapeño Popper Rice

What's in this Jalapeño Popper Rice?

As I mentioned earlier, some jalapeño rice, purple onion, bacon and cream cheese and of course, salmon which is super versatile and cooked with just simple ingredients, perfect to pair your lunch or dinner recipes, this one for sure!

You can use your favorite, type of rice here. But I honestly been loving Minute Rice for years now because it saves me so much time and if I have to be honest I am not the best at cooking rice, so this alternative is failproof, if you are like me I recommend this rice!

One cup is 60 seconds in the microwave. Minute Rice Cups are BPA-free and make prep time and clean up hassle free.

As a nutritionist I know that healthy eating should be sustainable and convenient without sacrificing any taste. You can also pair this with your favorite protein; tofu, eggs, chicken, pork, or beef... or alone!

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Jalapeño Popper Rice

Overall, these are the ingredients needed for this Jalapeño Popper Rice:

  • Minute Rice in Jalapeño

  • Red Onion

  • Garlic Powder

  • Bacon

  • Cream Cheese

  • Parmesan Cheese

  • Red Pepper Flakes

This were great as a dinner or lunch, this healthy recipe is a keeper so save for later! Remember to keep ingredients wholesome and pick wisely!


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Nutritional Benefits From This Recipe:

This recipe is overall gluten-free and comforting. With a great amount of calcium, iodine and vitamin such ad D coming some the cheese!

As I mentioned earlier Minute Rice Cups are BPA-free and make prep time and clean up hassle free; over all these are gluten free, there are no preservatives, MSG free and also cholesterol free.

Jalapeño Popper Rice

The full instructions and ingredient list is listed below. This is just a super easy and flavorful recipe for you to enjoy and your body will love; source of fiber, nutrients and flavor!

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Overall this recipe is:

  • High-Protein

  • Quick and Easy

  • Meal Prep Friendly

  • Delicious!

Jalapeño Popper Rice

The end results:

This is easy to make, flavorful and so addicting! The combination of the cheeses; cream cheese and parmesan takes it to another level, the crispy bacon is just perfection... This recipe is worth making again for lunch or dinner, and even surprise your family with it.

Seriously could eat this Jalapeño Popper Rice recipe any day... simply amazing.

Serving Suggestions:

I enjoyed mine for dinner or lunch, alone and by the spoonful in a big bowl on the side of your favorite protein; chicken, beef or seafood. I honestly enjoyed it alone, the flavor is just so good that I made this recipe a couple of times already. A recipe worth making again no matter the season, perfect to share with your friends and family!

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Not boring or complicated! This are a great lunch for kids and grown ups. Pro tip: Prepare these for meal prep and enjoy a nutrient dense meal all week long with different additions; eggs, tofu, chicken, etc...

Jalapeño Popper Rice

This is a great recipe that your family or friends will love! Easy to prepare and super fresh, great for lunch and even a dinner. This recipe is made to enjoy in the most effortless and most delicious way ever, I mean... only simple ingredients!

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Sharing is caring!

Remember that sharing is caring so please spread the love by saving, sharing or bookmarking this recipe for later. To cook with your loved ones on one of your amazing brunches or friend gatherings!

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Jalapeño Popper Rice

By María Fernanda López

Serves 4



  • 2 cups of Minute Rice in Jalapeño

  • 1/4 cup of roasted chopped red onion

  • 4 tbsp of light cream cheese

  • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder

  • 3 pieces of cooked bacon

  • 1/4 cup of shredded parmesan cheese


  • Pickled Jalapeños

  • Red Pepper Flakes


  1. Microwave each cup without the film for 1 minute.

  2. Chop the bacon.

  3. Pour the rice into a mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.

  4. Serve in a bowl, top with garnish and enjoy!

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