Easy Salsa Rice

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

Feel free to saute a little green bell pepper with onions, you may adjust the garlic and chili flakes to taste --- this is very good! :)

Top Review by RedVinoGirl

This was really great for a side rice dish! I was making salmon tonight with a lime/tequila sauce and thought I'd pair the dinner up with other "mexican flair" foods. I chose this since it looked simple...but not only was it simple, it was SUPER flavorful! I tripled the garlic (as in every recipe I make) and used a bit more crushed red pepper and a bit less salsa (probably only 10 ounces - Chi Chi's brand) and opted for the low sodium chicken broth. YUMMY!!! Hubby and I devoured it. It was a bit too spicy for my little ones...but that just meant more for us! ;) Will make this again and again with any Mexican meals. Thanks again Kitten! We loved it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan heat oil over medium heat; add in onion, garlic and chili flakes, cook stirring for 3 minutes.
  2. Add in rice, water and salsa; stir and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 20-22 minutes or until the rice is tender or is at desired doneness.
  4. Season with salt and black pepper if desired.

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