This pilaf couldn't be easier, and is a great side to barbecued meats. Add kidney or pinto beans for a Mexican-inspired dish.
For extra flavour, use vegetable stock instead of water.
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)