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Easy Salsa Rice

This Easy Salsa Rice is a simple, flavorful dish that’s perfect as a weekday side dish, in a burrito bowl or as a tasty addition to your taco night!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 ½ cups long grain white rice, use brown rice if following the WW Purple plan
  • 2 cups reduced sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup salsa, My favorite is roasted tomato salsa – Frontera, Wegmans and Trader Joe’s all have a version
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • A sprinkle of garlic powder


  • Bring the oil over medium heat in a large saute pan or walled skillet. Add the chopped onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-5 minutes until the onions are softened.
  • Add the rice to the skillet and stir together with the oil and onions. Cook the dry rice, stirring occasionally, until some of the rice starts to turn golden (about 4-5 minutes). Add the broth, salsa, cumin and garlic powder and stir together. Cover the pan and reduce the heat to simmer for 20 minutes until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is cooked through.


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Nutrition Information per (1 scant cup) serving:
211 calories, 41 g carbs, 3 g sugars, 3 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 4 g protein, 1 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MyWW SmartPoints per (1 scant cup) serving:(SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 6 SmartPoints/ Blue: 6 SmartPoints/ Purple: 1 SmartPoints (if using brown rice, if not then use Blue points)
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
6 per (1 scant cup) serving (PP calculated using a WW PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)
Lightly adapted from allrecipes