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Salsa Rice

September 18th, 2023Food & Recipes

This recipe is a budget-friendly and healthy meal idea using some of the ingredients packed in our emergency food hampers that are distributed weekly by the Community Food Assistance Network.

Serves: 5 | Preparation: 15 minutes | Total: 15 minutes | Difficulty: Easy


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • 2 cups instant rice, uncooked
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups cheese, shredded (optional)


  1. Add water and salsa to a small pot. Bring to a boil.
  2. Stir in rice and remove from heat. Cover with lid and let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in cheese and cover again until cheese is melted.

Salsa Rice Recipe Card

Adapted from