It’s exactly what the name says it is – Salsa Fried Rice. I won’t take full credit because a relative of mine actually introduced this recipe to me, but it’s super easy to make. Like most recipes, adjust the measurements based on your preference and taste buds. 🙂
- 1 lb ground beef
- 3 tbsp of oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 carrots cut into cubes
- 1 stick of celery cut into small chunks
- 1-2 tomatoes cut into cubes or bigger chunks, as you prefer
- 4 mushrooms cut into slices
- 3 cups day old, leftover rice
- 1 jar of salsa (mild, medium or spicy – your pick)
- Sugar (if it needs to be more sweet) and salt (if it needs to be more salty)
- Cook the ground beef and then drain the fat. Set aside.
- Add 1 tbsp of oil and sautée the onions. Then add the carrots and celery and cook for a few minutes until they are slightly soft. Add the tomatoes and mushrooms and cook for about a minute. Set aside.
- Add the remaining oil and then the rice**. Stir occasionally until the rice warms up and then add the ingredients from the first two steps. Proceed to add your jar of salsa and mix well.
- If it lacks sweetness or saltiness, season to your liking with sugar and/or salt.
In the end, each jar of salsa is different in saltiness and each tomato differs in the level of acidity. Adjust the amounts based on what you prefer. If you are vegetarian, you can omit the meat. Creativity is highly encouraged. 🙂
**If your day old rice is hard, mix some water into the rice and loosen the chunks with your hands before cooking.