Category Archives: Rice

Super Easy Salsa


One of the potluck items I was constantly being asked to bring to work by my co-workers years ago was my Epicure Selections’ Poco Picante Salsa. This SUPER easy Salsa recipe is great for a quick snack, or to add spiciness to any dish you have on the stove for dinner.

This salsa is SO easy and SO delicious that you won't ever buy pre-made salsa again

This salsa is SO easy and SO delicious that you won’t buy pre-made salsa again

Super Easy Salsa

1 – 796mL can Diced Tomatoes

Juice of 1/2 Fresh Lime

2 tbsp Epicure Selections Poco Picante Salsa Mix

Nacho Chips


1. Drain the can of tomatoes, but catch the tomato juice
as it’s great to cook rice in tomorrow.

2. Place tomatoes, salsa mix and the lime juice into
your food processor and pulse 5 times.

3. Re-drain the salsa one more time, and serve.

It’s really that easy.

Other uses for this salsa…

– Add to cooked rice or quinoa to create a spicy side dish

– Use with your favourite Mexican recipes like my Beef Tacos

– Use as a pasta sauce for a spicy, Italian-Mexican fusion dish

– Marinade and cook chicken breasts in this Salsa

– Use at breakfast with your favourite egg dish

What do you love Salsa on top of?
Are you a fan of the hot stuff? Or do you prefer a more mild Salsa?


Anna’s Kitchen Tip #3 – Oven-Baked Basmati Rice


Here’s a super easy way to make Basmati rice
turn out perfect every time – ON time!

Pre-heat your oven to 350*F.

Using a covered, oven-safe dish, stir 2 cups of basmati rice
into 4 cups of lukewarm water.

I prefer using a flat covered dish like my favourite Corning Ware. Makes it very easy to put away after it cools too.

I prefer using a flatter, covered dish like my retro Corning Ware piece. Makes it very easy to put away after it cools too.

Stir in 1 teaspoon of salt, and add 1 tablespoon of butter.

Bake covered at 350*F for 45 minutes.

Fluff & serve.

This makes enough for two people for 3 meals.

We eat one, and then I freeze two batches for an easy side later.

BTW I love adding a cup of cooked frozen peas to my basmati rice!