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 Inspired Salsa 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.
If nutritional values are provided, they are an estimate and will vary depending on the brands used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend grabbing your favorite brands and plugging those ingredients into an online nutritional calculator.