This is a good basic recipe. I usually follow the recipe to the letter when I make it for the first time. After reading the reviews, and considering my own instincts, I felt it needed something more. I made the rice according to package directions (I can't imagine anything other than crunchy rice otherwise!), sautéed a stalk of celery (next time will use two), added two sliced green onions (will add two more next time), added two cloves of minced garlic, double the amount of cumin and lime juice. I also added about of half cup of chopped cilantro (next time will add a full cup). The corn I had on hand included diced poblano peppers and red bell pepper. Next time (how many times have I said "next time"? What does that tell you?) I'll add fresh poblano and red bell pepper. I see this as a great side dish with chicken, as a stuffing for peppers or, as my husband recommended, a filling for omelets. The only reason the recipe didn't get five stars is because I had to tinker with it. For me, a five star rating means the dish is perfection as presented. I think the rice would have been a little too bland for me as written...however the possibilities are endless! Habanero pepper? Serrano pepper? thinly sliced pork? Ground beef mixed in? Vegetarian tacos? Next time....
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This is a good basic recipe. I usually follow the recipe to the letter when I make it for the...