3 Tbsp. (about 1/2 of 1-oz. pkg.) TACO BELL® Taco Seasoning Mix
1-1/4 cups water, divided
1/2 cup instant white rice, uncooked
1/4 cup TACO BELL® Thick & Chunky Medium Salsa
3/4 cup KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided
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