Taco Rice

  • Prep Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 0 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “Here is the version of Taco Rice that we havemade at our house. It came out of the freezer and tasted betterthan the day we made it I thought. I also boiledthe ground beef. I madeit because it was a recipe that my sister-in-law wanted to make when wewere cooking together. My family liked it and so did I. I willdefinitelymake this again.KhandiTaco Rice”

    Ingredients

  • 1lb ground beef or 1lb ground chicken or 1lbground turkey
  • 1cuponion, diced
  • 1packagetaco seasoning mix
  • 1 (16ounce) cans tomatoes, diced
  • 2cups white rice or 2cupsbrown rice
  • 2cupscheddar cheese, shredded
  • Directions

  • ASSEMBLY Brown meat and drain.
  • Combine meat, onion,taco seasoning packe t,cooked rice and tomatoes in saucepan.
  • Simmeruntil thick – about 30 minutes.
  • FREEZING & COOKING Cool, label, and freeze in bags or rigidcontainers.
  • Alsofreeze a ziptop bag with 2 cups of shredded cheese foreach meal.
  • TO SERVE: Thaw completely.
  • for taco salad, warm overmedium heat. Serve withlettuce, taco chips, tomatoes, sour cream andthe enclosed cheese.- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -NOTES : I made with Uncle Ben’s Rice. Mykids rolled it up in warm tortillas to eat. I ate with fat free sour cream and salsa.
  • It can also be used as a burrito filling.
  • It was better than I expected.
  • Reviews

  • “This is a good base recipe to start from if you’re looking for a delicious vegetarian taco filling. To start, cook the two cups of rice. There’s a perfect recipe for cooking brown rice here (https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Perfect-Brown-Rice) that makes it come out perfect every time. The recipe is on the bland side, so to make it taste delicious I saute my onions with a can of diced chile peppers (4.25 oz) and an 11 oz. can of Green Giant white chipotle corn (or you can use Mexicorn) and add that into the cooked rice along with the taco seasoning and a can of salsa (16 oz) instead of the diced tomatoes. I also add about 4 oz of Taco Sauce and a can of black beans (rinsed) instead of beef. I use about 1 cup of cheese instead of two. You won’t need to simmer it, but I put it in a dish and throw it in the oven to keep it warm. The changes make this recipe delicious when it’s otherwise on the bland side.”

  • “This was fabulous!I added a can of refried beans to mine and ate it wrapped up in warm flour tortillas with a little cheese.I’d really like this on lettuce as a taco salad too.Great recipe – easy and delicious!”

  • “I tripled this to put in the freezer. I followed the recipe as written other then I didn’t use the onion and I used crushed tomoatoes instead of diced. I used brown rice and mexican blend cheese. I took some for lunch today and it reheated nicely. Iliked some of the other reviewers ideas and will try this with nachos and in a wrap. I froze in 2 cup containers.”

  • “Turned out great.I added a little more meat and had it as a main course for lunch.”

  • “great stuff quick to make and deliscous”

  • “It was ok i had to add some salsa to it though.”

  • “I made this for supper last night. This was actually very good!”

  • “My husband and I ate this wrapped up in tortillas. It was delicious!!!”

  • “This is delicious. I always make rice this way. Love that taco seasoning packet! Thanks for posting! :)”

  • “I tried this for luch one day and it was great. I used salsa instead og tomatoes and we wrapped them in tortillas. They were very tasty.”

  • “This was well received by my family (even Lyndsay, the FUSSY one).I used basmati rice and PC Taco seasoning.The next day it wrapped well in a tortillia shell.Next time I make it I’m planning on using brown rice and maybe adding green pepper.”

  • “I made this because I had some left over taco meat (approximately 3/4 pound).It was too much to throw out but not enough to feed my crew.It was a great way to use up the leftovers served with a salad and Doritos.”

  • “I serve this over tortilla or corn chips with extra salsa available.Easy quick week day meal.”

  • “I used Uncle Ben’s brown rice and didn’t use cheese (forgot). I also boiled the beef as mentioned in the intro to the recipe and ate it like a burrito. I found this quite tasty and my husband enjoyed this as well. It is similar to a burrito a regional mexican fast food chain (Taco Mayo) makes.I’m seriously thinking about making this again with chicken.Fairly simple to make and good to eat.”

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