Salsa Rice: an easy side dish with Minute® Ready to Serve Rice

This is a super easy side dish that would be great with any Mexican style dish. I started making it in college when I needed to eat on the cheap. I would actually get a taco and a side of rice and then douse the rice in salsa and eat it on the side. I realized that I liked the rice and salsa with a little cheese almost as much as the taco itself.

Using Minute® Ready to Serve Rice makes this dish even faster. The new Ready to Serve cups are ready in just a minute which is just what you need when you are on the go or need something quick and easy to add to a meal at home.

Sometimes, I reach my limits when making complicated meals at home and just don’t want to dirty another dish to finish making dinner. That happened tonight when I was making enchiladas.  I made the sauce from scratch and by the time those suckers got in to the over I had used two pans, three bowls, two plates and a ton of measuring cups and spoons.  Minute Rice to the rescue!

Thankfully it heats up in it’s own container and then I just put it in a bowl, and put some leftover pico de gallo on top and sprinkled that with a bit of cheese. I used the Minute®Ready to Serve Brown Rice.  Stir and eat! Takes two minutes start to finish and everybody likes it. If you don’t happen to have leftover salsa or pico at home, just use store bought or chop up some tomato and onion and add a little lime, garlic and salt. Dare I quote Dora? Delicioso!

This was yummy paired with enchiladas (chicken – spinach – goat cheese, once I tweak the recipe a bit, I’ll share) and would also be great as a filling for stuffed peppers or on top of greens for a fun spin on a “taco” salad.

Minute® Ready to Serve Rice is an ideal portable solution for lunch or breakfast because you can eat it on the go, straight from the cup. In just 60 seconds, you have fully cooked rice for any meal or snack. You’ll never get bored with your lunch since there are 10 flavorful and wholesome varieties. If you’re looking for a healthy option, Minute® Ready to Serve Rice provides easy portion control since it’s conveniently packaged in two individual single-serve cups.

Visit for recipes, including Minute® Ready to Serve Stir it Up recipe ideas and more information about the Minute® Rice family of products.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.

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