September 6, 2012

Couldn't Be Easier Mexican Rice

This might just be the easiest homemade Mexican Rice you will ever find!  Save this recipe now or you will regret it later on.  I used to make Mexican Rice from scratch.  It involved chopping up several veggies, opening cans of tomato sauce and broth, toasting the rice and waiting for the rice to cook and hoping it would turn out.  I got to the point where I started using store-bought Mexican rice, because it was just so much easier.  Then, I found this recipe and it was a happy day - let me tell you!  I love Minute Rice, it is very dependable.  I never have to worry that it will be over-cooked or under-cooked, because it takes the exact amount of time every time I make it.  

This recipe really was a genius idea.  Why didn't I ever think of making rice like this?  The salsa already has all of the ingredients and flavors you need in it and thanks to my Go-To Salsa recipe you can really have homemade Mexican Rice made in no time.  It will be even faster if you already have a batch of salsa in your fridge from earlier in the week.  I have also made this using store-bought green salsa and that turned out great too.  You can literally have this made in less than 10 minutes.    

Couldn't Be Easier Mexican Rice
3/4 c. water
3/4 c. salsa (store-bought or homemade)
1 chicken bouillon cube
1 1/2 c. Minute Rice

Heat water, salsa and bouillon cube over medium heat until it comes to a boil.  Add the rice, cover, and remove from heat.  Let sit for 5 minutes.  Serves: 4-6

Jenn's Notes:  If you need to make a different serving size - all you do is make the rice according to package directions, but replace half of the water with salsa and add a chicken bouillon cube.  I recommend using a salsa that is pretty liquidy, so there is plenty for the rice to absorb.  I love to serve mine with chopped cilantro and Feta cheese on top.  So good!  


  1. Isn't this recipe great?! Glad you love it too!

    1. Thanks for being the genius that came up with it! - Jenn

  2. My daughter asked if I had a good Mexican Rice. I do love rice with Mexican food because I don't like beans. But sad to say the only recipe I had tried with much success had a ton of oil in it. I really didn't want rice to be dessert!
    This recipe looks quick and easy. Minute is great in a pinch which is perfect for labor intensive Mexican meals! My daughter just made a yummy green salsa with garden fresh tomitillos, peppers etc. I think it would be great in this recipe. I'm sending this link to my daughters. Mexican Rice--problem solved. Thanks Jenn!

  3. I make Mexican rice like I learned to cook it in home economics in high school, but I'm going to try this recipe. Have to buy Minute Rice, because I never have it. Sounds so easy. Hope it'll be really good.

  4. Just wonderful and I can't wait to try it!!

  5. Mexican food is my fave! I've loved looking through your blog! I wanted to invite you to share over at my link party too! It's hosted every Saturday and is all about 'Your Great Idea'. Hope to see you soon!

  6. Yum, sounds great & so easy! I would love to have you come share this wonderful recipe at Sunday Round Up 2 blogs = 1 party! Hope to see you there :) Have a great weekend!

    -kayla :)

  7. Oh saving it, I love anything too win/win

  8. This sounds yummy! Love for you to link this recipe (and a couple others if you'd like!) to Wonderful Food Wednesday at Hope to see you there!

  9. This is so great! I've saved this and will totally be coming back to make it! Thanks for sharing! I would LOVE if you would share this at my Crazy Cute Party happening right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway that you could win just for linking up! Come on over! ;D

    Between U & Me

    Oh! And I'm your newest follower!