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A bowl of rice topped with shredded white cheese.
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5 from 4 votes

Salsa Rice

With easy to stock ingredients and about 20 minutes you can get this Salsa Rice on the table. It is an excellent busy weeknight side dish choice.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 234kcal


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups long grain white rice
  • 2 teaspoons Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix, or store-bought
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup chunky salsa, mild or spicy
  • optional add-ins: corn beans, shredded cheese, sliced green onions, olives


  • Add oil to a 12-inch skillet and place over MEDIUM heat. Add the rice and taco seasoning and cook, stirring, until lightly toasted and spices are fragrant. Add the broth and salsa and bring mixture to a low boil. Reduce heat, cover, and cook for 15 minutes, or until the broth has been absorbed and the rice is tender. 
  • Fluff with a fork. Stir in any of the optional add-ins, if desired, and serve.


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.7mg