Easy Spanish Rice, the White Boy Way, in 17 Minutes

I’m very capable of making authentic Spanish Rice but don’t always have the time.  Thanks to Kate’s awesome Home Helper Newsletter, I made a very tasty Spanish Rice in under 20 minutes.  In fact, I’ll be making more of her super easy recipes in the near future!  If you’re not subscribed, you should be.  Lots of tips, menus, and more!

Now this is so fast and easy, you’re not even gonna have time to blink!


  • Water
  • 1 TBSP butter
  • Mild Salsa (Kate calls for 1 20oz jar, but we didn’t do that ’cause my FIL doesn’t like spicy)
  • Instant Brown Rice


Bring 1 c. water to boil (boiling is that 2 extra minutes!).  Add butter and about 1 cup of salsa and return to boil.  Stir in 1 cup of instant brown rice.  Cook for 5 minutes, remove from heat and let stand covered for 10 minutes.  It’s important to let is stand for that 10 minutes…that’s what makes the difference between fluffy and mushy rice!

The more you make, the more salsa you need to add.

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    Jennifer says

    Sounds yummy will have to give this a try hubby likes spicy :-)

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  2. 2

    I need as many 20 minute meals as possible. Sounds terrific. Come to think of it, I think my white boys will appreciate it with a chunck of chicken breast mixed. Voila, I’m done with dinner. Thank you so much for sharing it.


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    Lori says

    LOL! Chicken with spanish rice RAWKS! Add tortillas and you’re good to go!:)

    Thanks again for stopping by!

  4. 4

    Lori says

    Is verra, verra good!

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    libby-jane says

    this looks delicious, I want to make it tomorrow night, thankyou, I love your blog!

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    How do you keep the rice from being sort of sticky? My rice always turns out like this. I want to be able to make it dryer and more individual like at the Mexican places around here.

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    Robyn says

    Holy cow…how did I miss the recipe for this! It looks amazing! Kate’s always got the best stuff!! Great pic!

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    Sharee says

    I was just wondering what we were having tonight, now I know. Thanks for the super easy recipe.

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    I made this yesterday….and I declare …it is so good!! This will be a regular in our house!!

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    Homie says

    Great recipe! Just tried it with chicken broth instead of water. Also threw in a teaspoon of cumin with the salsa. Crazy good!!!!