Taco Tuesday is quite the tradition at our house. We switch it up, though. One Tuesday might be tacos, another burritos, another Fajita Chicken Casserole, and even taco salads. The one constant, despite the changing entree, is this Mexican Rice. It is so easy and so delicious. Like crazy easy.
I had tried what seemed like every Mexican rice mix and box at the grocery store but none of them tasted like the rice at our favorite local Mexican place. This recipe tastes JUST like it, though. We all absolutely love it. And no matter what you serve it alongside, I’m betting your family will love it too. Yeah, it’s easy, but its’ also delicious! That’s a total win-win in my book!
Easiest Mexican Rice
- 1 (10-ounce) package yellow rice
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup salsa
- Heat the water in a large saucepan with a tight-fitting lid to boiling. Add the olive oil. Stir in the rice mix and return to a boil, stir in the salsa. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and cover with the lid. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring only once about halfway through. When tender, fluff with a fork and serve.