Monday, March 28, 2011

Marital Cooking Practice #1: Salsa Rice

     Ok, I know this has nothing to do with makeup or beauty products. BUT, I am getting married this year, and I need some practice cooking for my future hubby so that we don't starve! So, I decided that each week I will attempt to cook at least one item, and post pictures and tell you about the experience.
     This week I decided to try a very simple recipe from Dr. Weil's Optimum Health Plan e-mails that I receive once a day, and it is called Salsa Rice.
     The ingredients are only brown rice and a salsa of your choice. The recipe says to use 2 tbsp of salsa per 1/2 cup of rice, and the instructions are to just mix the salsa into the rice.
     So, after work today I went to the local Food Lion and picked up Minute Instant Whole Grain Brown Rice and Herdez Medium Salsa.

     When I got home, I just followed the directions for cooking the rice on the stove, which were to boil the water, add the rice, and simmer for five minutes, covered.

     After the rice had soaked up all of the water, I began to add the salsa 2 tbsp at a time, until I reached the desired taste. I believe I ended up with 8 tbsp of salsa in 3 cups of rice. I stirred the salsa and the rice together, and it honestly just made a beautiful color when mixed. I added salt as needed.

     When the rice was done, it tasted just like it sounds. The rice was very fulfilling, with a tomato and pepper salsa taste added. The salsa taste was not overwhelming, but you can obviously add as much salsa as you like to get more flavor. It's such an easy recipe to throw together for a quick side with chicken or any meat you have prepared. Let me know what you think if you try it!


  1. yummy.. looks really good.. im going to have to try this..

  2. That looks very yummy! I will definitely have to try it! As a married woman to another one, their not the healthiest meals but pastas will be your friend for quick dinner nights lol

  3. @Jessica C, let me know how you like it! Thank you for reading! :D

  4. @Mary Wilkey, I LOVE pasta! What are your favorite quick pasta dishes?

  5. My favorite are lazy lasagna and cajun chicken pasta!! their quick, easy, and you can find different ways to make them to 'em too so you always can mix them up!

  6. Mmmm, you are going to have to send those recipes to my email! They sound really good! :)