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Taco Rice Recipe

taco rice recipe

As a food lover and a cooking enthusiast, I am always on the lookout for new and exciting recipes to try out in my kitchen. One of my favorite recipes is the taco rice recipe. It is a simple, yet delicious dish that is easy to make and perfect for any occasion.

Recipes Information

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Recipe Category: Main Dish
  • Recipe Cuisine: Mexican
  • Aggregate Rating: 4.5/5


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies (undrained)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef until browned and crumbled.
  2. Add the taco seasoning mix, diced tomatoes with green chilies, and water to the skillet. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add the uncooked rice to the skillet and stir to combine. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 18-20 minutes or until the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Remove from heat and sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese, chopped cilantro, and green onions.
  5. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve hot.

Nutritions Table

NutrientAmount Per Serving
Total Fat19g
Saturated Fat8g
Total Carbohydrates30g
Dietary Fiber2g

Recipes FAQ

  • Q: Can I use chicken instead of beef?
  • A: Yes, you can use ground chicken or turkey instead of beef.
  • Q: Can I use brown rice instead of white rice?
  • A: Yes, you can use brown rice, but you may need to adjust the cooking time and liquid ratio.
  • Q: Can I make this dish ahead of time?
  • A: Yes, you can make the taco rice ahead of time and reheat it in the oven or microwave.

Recipes Tips

If you want to add more flavor to your taco rice, you can try adding some chopped bell peppers or jalapenos to the skillet with the ground beef. You can also top the dish with some sour cream or guacamole for an extra kick. Make sure to use a sharp cheddar cheese for the best results. Enjoy!