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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