Salsa Pilaf

    30 min

    This pilaf couldn't be easier, and is a great side to barbecued meats. Add kidney or pinto beans for a Mexican-inspired dish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 200g (7 oz) uncooked white rice
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 450ml (16 fl oz) water
    • 1 (270g) jar salsa

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring the water to the boil and then reduce the temperature to simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender. Fluff the rice when finished.


    For extra flavour, use vegetable stock instead of water.

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    As per other reviewers, I sauteed the rice and garlic in a little butter. I also substituted chicken broth for the water and only added 3/4 of the jar of salsa. Turned out perfect! The whole family loved it!!! I did simmer covered, wasn't sure since it didn't say. I love simple recipes with so few ingredients that taste so flavorful! Will definitely make this again!!!!!!!  -  26 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was skeptical because it was so simple but it turned out great! I added some black beans and served with chicken enchiladas and my guests said it was the best meal that they have had in a long time. I will definaltely be making this again and again. Quick, Easy and Delicious. Thanks!  -  16 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Good idea for a quick side dish but I agree with the last reviewer who said this had way to much salsa for 1 cup of rice. I suggest using 1/2 or 3/4 jar of salsa at most for each cup of uncooked rice. I may try again this way.  -  20 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)