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Salsa Rice

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"It's a snap to change the spice level in this popular rice side dish by choosing a milder or hotter salsa. 'It's an easy accompaniment to burritos or tacos,' suggests Molly Ingle of Canton, North Carolina."
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Ingredients

15 m servings
Original recipe yields 5 servings

Directions

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  1. In a saucepan, bring water and salsa to a boil. Stir in rice. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in cheese; cover and let stand for 30 seconds or until cheese is melted.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One 1-cup serving (prepared with 1 cup reduced-fat cheese) equals 215 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 491 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat.

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Most helpful positive review

You don't have to use instant rice. I used 1 cup of long grain rice, two cups of water and 1/2 jar of salsa and cooked in the rice cooker until it was done. I then added the cheese and covered a...

Most helpful critical review

This rice dish was OK. I think it was a tad dry (IMHO). I even added about 1/4 cup of extra water after adding the cheese (a monterey jack-cheddar blend as I was out of co-jack). I wasn't especi...

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You don't have to use instant rice. I used 1 cup of long grain rice, two cups of water and 1/2 jar of salsa and cooked in the rice cooker until it was done. I then added the cheese and covered a...

So simple and so good - a very quick side dish that you can throw together in minutes and it tastes like you spent a long time. I used Uncle Ben's Ready Rice that takes 90 seconds in the microw...

this was yummy..I added Onions and A little bit of chili powder in mine

Completely effortless with tangy, cheesy goodness! This is my new go-to Mexican side dish. Could not be easier... or yummier. Perfect!

We really enjoyed this! I made it exactly as written. Its a nice and easy side dish. Thanks!

This was a good recipe, easy and with only a few ingredients. I forgot to add the cheese. My kids and husband ate it up. Next time I'll probably add a little Taco Seasoning and the cheese. Al...

This is the best simple mexican food rice side dish I have had! So much better than any rice I have had in a mexican restaurant.

I omitted the cheese, added fresh cilantro like suggested, and it was great! Definately comparable to restaurant quality.

This turned out really well. I didn't use the cheese (I'm a poor student, lol) but I just cooked up the salsa with the rice. Then I mixed it with some frozen chicken and veggies that I had sti...