semi-homemade healthy fiesta lime brown rice

It would be nice if weekends extended all the way through Monday. Then, there really would be no such thing as “The Mondays.” #problemsolved

I was going to post a typical Fit Foodie oatmeal recipe, but I figured you guys are sick and tired of oatmeal? #probablynot Instead, I shall give you an easy semi-homemade brown rice recipe! You’ve seen something very similar to this HERE and it has become one of FFF’s most popular recipes (according to analytics). This time, I only used a few ingredients…

semi-homemade healthy fiesta lime brown rice


  • 1 cup brown rice, dry
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1.5C pico de gallo
  • 1/2t salt + 1/2t pepper
  • squeeze-o-lime


  1. Begin by bringing 1C brown rice and 2C water to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and let simmer for about 35-40 minutes.
  2. Then mix in 1.5-2 cups of fresh pico, a few squeezes of fresh lime, salt, and pepper.
  3. Feel free to add additional cilantro for some extra freshness

I used TJ’s Mild Fresh Salsa…t’s pretty much pico :)

Mix everything up in a big bowl, and transfer for presentation!



Not going to lie, I was a little bit bummed that the colors in this dish weren’t as vibrant as the last time I made it…Check out the difference..



Sometimes doing a recipe semi-homemade is the way to go. In the long run, it may not be the most cost efficient way to make things, however sometime convenience is more important. In total, the entire dish probably costed me under $3.00 to make. Grains are SOOO inexpensive. I picked up a bag of brown rice from target for $0.89 cents. #score

What’s your favorite semi-homemade meal?

Any good steals at the grocery store lately? 

PS: As you know, I am heading out of the country on Friday. I’ll be looking for guest posters. If you’re interested…TWEET/E-mail me.

One more thing. I couldn’t refrain from not showing you my breakfast…Hot oats + nanner + almost empty pb jar. #perfection

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