This simple salsa verde rice recipe hits the spot for the perfect side dish, burrito filling or rice bowl base.
Heat oil in large saucepan set over medium heat. Cook onion, garlic and salt for 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly softened. Stir in rice. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until well coated.
Stir in vegetable broth and salsa verde; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork; stir in cilantro and parsley.
Alternatively, for salsa roja rice, use tomato salsa instead of salsa verde.
This easy salsa verde rice is full of flavor and simple to make so you can have a rice dish ready in no time! As this rice has a fairly short list of ingredients, we’ve opted for quality ingredients to enhance the flavor even more.
Start with a base of Non-GMO Project Verified Carolina® White Rice sautéed in chopped onions, garlic and a little salt. Then use homemade or your favorite store-bought vegetable broth and salsa verde and simmer so the rice grains absorb all of those delicious flavors in place of cooking them in traditional plain water.
To finish off your delicious dish, we suggest you top with fresh cilantro and parsley or sliced avocado, feta cheese, tomatoes and sriracha sauce for some heat. Make this rice dish your own and top it or serve it how you like best. For an incredible hands-off dessert, try a slow cooker rice pudding!
Need a few tips on how you can serve this rice? Pair it as a side dish alongside chicken, beans, steak or grilled vegetables. As it is made using salsa verde, use it to pair with a Mexican or Tex-Mex inspired dinner like enchiladas, tacos or tostadas.
You can also use this as a great meal prep idea to mix and match for weekly dishes. Batch cook a large portion and top with steamed veggies and a protein like chicken or eggs to take with or enjoy at home. To switch things up you can alternatively use it to fill a burrito and wrap up or as a base for a Burrito Rice Bowl for a quick lunch on the go.