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Recipe card for Cheesy Salsa Rice

  • Author: Karen
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


  • 12 oz ground sausage
  • 1 1/2 cups Minute® Brown Rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups salsa (homemade* or jarred salsa)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar (I like medium or sharp)
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 cups tortilla chips, crunched up
*Blender Salsa Recipe:
Makes about 2 1/2 cups salsa
  • 1 lb roma tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup diced white onions
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 diced jalapeno
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves and stems
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. In a skillet over medium high heat, brown the sausage well.  Drain off any grease.
  2. Add in the rice, water and salsa. Bring to a simmer.  Once it’s simmering, reduce the heat to low-medium.  Cover the pan and cook for 18 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid, stir a bit. Sprinkle with cheese and cover for about 1 minute or until cheese gets melty.
  4. Sprinkle the diced avocados and crunched up chips over the top.  Serve immediately.  Serve with a dollop of sour cream, if desired.

Blender Salsa:

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor and pulse until it gets to the desired consistency.