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Serves: 6-8 | Prep: 15-minutes | Cook: 25 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes
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#1: Prep the Rice
Chop the garlic. Melt the butter and brown the garlic 3-5 minutes. Add the salt and rice, mixing occasionally to brown 5-7 minutes. Add the salsa and distribute evenly. Add the stock or water so it is ~1/8-inch above the rice level.
#2: Cook the Rice
Cover and bring to a boil 3-5 minutes. Reduce heat to low [setting 3/10] and cook for ~20 minutes. Remove lid allowing steam escape and rest for 2-3 minutes.
#3: Finish and Serve
Mix the rice and serve. Garnish with a cilantro sprig or lime wedge.
The Original version is as fast as I can make it!
The Original recipe is Vegetarian.
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The Original recipe is Kosher.
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Make sure none of the ingredients used to make the stock have gluten in them.
The Original recipe is safe for the Celiac diet.
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Divide all the ingredients by 4 and then follow the directions in the Original recipe.
I’ve discovered that this is one of those recipes my kids have to be in the right mood to consume. There is no logic behind this — one day they like it, the next time they will outright refuse to eat it. Either way, I serve it to them every time!
Behind the Scenes
the SooN COOKING origin story
Dear SooN COOKS of the internet,
We ate a lot of rice in my childhood home — all of which originated from a box. On taco night our regularly scheduled Uncle Ben’s minute rice was replaced by Rice-A-Roni Spanish edition. I still have a special place in my heart for that recipe. However, after I started making my own salsa I discovered I could just add some to my white rice and raise the bar instantly.
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