Speedy Spanish Rice

It doesn’t get any quicker than this flavor-packed, 15-minute Spanish Rice made with Success® Jasmine Rice, salsa, garlic, and queso fresco.

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Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins


  • 1 bag Success® Jasmine Rice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • ½ cup prepared salsa
  • salt, optional
  • ¼ cup queso fresco, crumbled


  • It doesn’t get and easier or speedier than this flavor-packed Spanish rice that’s ready in less than 15 minutes. Have it as a side as is, or make it a main dish by adding your favorite meat or veggies!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add cumin and toast briefly, about 10 seconds.

    Step 3

  • Add oil, garlic, and salsa. Stir and cook for one minute.

    Step 4

  • Add rice and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt, if desired.

    Step 5

  • Top with queso fresco.

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Sometimes you just don’t have the time or energy to cook an elaborate meal, and fast food isn’t exactly your thing. This delicious Spanish Rice made with Success® Boil-in-Bag Jasmine Rice can be your go-to in such situations. It takes no more than 15 minutes to make, has a short, but flavor-packed ingredient list, and can be enjoyed as-is, or with your favorite additions.

We don’t call it Speedy Spanish Rice for no reason. This simple and tasty recipe consists of just a few steps which include cooking the rice, toasting the seasoning and then cooking with the salsa, mixing the sauce with the cooked rice, and lastly, topping with queso fresco. Done and done. What you do with it from here is entirely up to you! It pairs perfectly with so many main courses as a side dish, or you can add anything from more cheese to shredded chicken, to some of your favorite veggies and make a whole meal out of it. The possibilities are endless!