Clean Eating Salsa Rice Recipe

Clean Eating Salsa Rice Recipe

An easy side dish that pairs nicely with many dishes.

Course Grains, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 10 servings
Calories 112 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup long grain brown rice (I used brown Basmati rice)
  • 12 oz. jar salsa (your favorite - no added sugar)
  • 1 cup vegetable broth (no sugar added)
  • 3 medium garlic cloves (minced)
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  1. In a large skillet or medium pot (the skillet must have a lid), warm the oil.

  2. Sauté the onions until they just start to turn golden brown.

  3. Toss in the garlic and sauté for 1 more minute.

  4. Add the dry rice to the pot or pan and stir frequently until the rice begins to brown.

  5. Add the salsa and the vegetable broth, stir and cover with a lid.

  6. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat. Simmer until the liquid has been absorbed (time can vary depending on the rice you use).

  7. When done, fluff with a fork and serve.

  8. RECIPE NOTE: Because rices vary, you may need a slightly different amount of vegetable stock. Keep extra on hand just in case. If the liquid completely cooks out and the rice is still not fully cooked, simply add another 1 cup of stock, cover and continue simmering. Repeat until the rice is the consistency you like. It should have a slightly chewy texture when done.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Salsa Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 335mg15%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 1.9mg2%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.