Because sometimes it’s all about the sides. And even better when it’s easy and quick. I think I made this is less than 15 minutes. One super important note – use GOOD salsa! By good Everyone’s idea of “good salsa” can be different but just make sure it’s one you love. I used fresh pico de gallo from the refrigerated section (I’m not a fan of jarred salsa). I used the frozen Trader Joe’s packet of brown rice which I love!! This makes a great side or filling in tacos or burritos, or even a base for a burrito bowl.
1/2 medium onion, peeled and diced
1/2 bell pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
1 Tbsp ground cumin
4 cups of cooked rice
1/2 cup salsa
juice of 1 lime
Fresh cilantro chopped
Salt & pepper to taste
Add enough oil to coat a large skillet and heat on medium. Add onion and bell pepper, sprinkle with salt, and saute around 5 minutes or until softened and onions are translucent.
Add garlic and cumin and saute 1-2 minutes.
Stir salsa, lime juice, then rice. Simmer a couple of minutes until desired consistency is reached (you might want to let some of the excess liquid cook off ).
Stir in cilantro – how ever much you want! And season with salt and pepper.