Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

What to serve alongside tacos,enchiladas and taco lasagna.


  1. Mix rice, salsa (I like medium heat, but go with your family's preference) and water in small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, cover with lid and reduce heat to low.
  3. Simmer, stirring every 5-7 minutes until rice is tender, about 20-25 minutes.
Most Helpful

This has been a favorite for us for a while now; who knew replacing those awful salty box mixes would be so easy? I highly recommend doubling the recipe if you are serving your family; my DH and I alone can go through the amount this recipe makes. Also, I typically add a little bit of cumin, garlic powder, and chili powder to add a tiny bit more kick.

smellyvegetarian March 14, 2007

I make this all the time as a side dish for Mexican type foods. I've used it IN burritos as well. It serves 4-6 as a side dish. Make sure to use a chunky salsa not an esp thin one to prevent excess liquid. This can be made in a crock pot. If you have a large family it's easy to double. If you do make this in the rice cooker make sure to use a US measuring cup for your rice and water and not the cup that comes with your rice cooker (it's not a standard cup). Thanks Mom!

jenisinchina May 26, 2010

This is great! I cooked my rice a bit longer than the recipe called for to get rid of some excess liquid. I definitely recommend using salsa with a low salt content for this dish. Thanks for sharing!

VeganJen April 07, 2010