ONE-PAN TACO RICE DINNER

One Pan Taco Rice Dinner recipe is a whole meal in one. Ground beef, taco seasoning, salsa, rice and cheese. A family favorite meal!

ONE-PAN TACO RICE DINNER

If there is one item I always tell new cooks to keep in their pantry – is rice. Especially quick-cooking rice like Minute Rice. It can be pulled out and added or mixed with so many other meals and it’s doggone easy to get creative with. It beefs up meal time to make it more filling and you can add just about any flavor to it. Note: brown rice is totally acceptable in this recipe.One Pan Taco Rice on a plate

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HOW DO I SERVE TACO RICE?

I love my MOM’S SPANISH RICE, so I figured, why not a taco version? And let me tell you, this turned out crazy good! It also made for awesome leftovers. I topped it with lettuce and tomato and later added a dollop of sour cream but that’s not necessary to make this taste outstanding. This would make a great filling for burritos too and it can be made meatless! You could also substitute with ground pork or turkey if you prefer. Or serve it as a side to my favorite LAYERED TACO BAKE or MEXICAN LASAGNA!One Pan Taco Rice recipe from The Country Cook
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
ground beef
taco seasoning
water
Minute Rice
salsa
shredded cheddar cheeseground beef, taco seasoning, water, Minute Rice, salsa, shredded cheddar cheese

HOW TO MAKE TACO RICE:

In a large skillet, brown and crumble ground beef. Drain excess grease.
browning and crumbling ground beef in a large skillet
Add in taco seasoning and water.
taco seasoning and water being poured into ground beef in skillet
Stir well and allow mixture to come to a boil.
cooked ground beef, water and taco seasoning in a large skillet coming to a rolling boil
Turn down heat, then add in uncooked Minute Rice and stir.pouring Minute Rice into large skillet with ground beef and taco seasoning mixture
Cover and cook for about 5 minutes (until rice is tender.)covered rice dish in large skillet
Then remove lid and stir in salsa and cheese.shredded cheese and salas added to taco rice mixture in large skillet
Turn off heat and it’s ready to serve.Easy One Pan Taco Rice recipe from The Country Cook
This meal can be served as-is or you can top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and even sour cream!One Pan Taco Rice on a plate
Enjoy!

Originally published: November 2015
Updated & republished: June 2019

ONE-PAN TACO RICE DINNER

One Pan Taco Rice Dinner recipe is a whole meal in one. Ground beef, taco seasonings, salsa, rice and cheese. A family favorite meal!

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups Minute Rice (uncooked)
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  1. In a large skillet, brown and crumble ground beef.
  2. Drain excess grease.
  3. Add in taco seasoning and water.
  4. Stir well and allow mixture to come to a boil.
  5. Turn down heat, then add in uncooked Minute Rice and stir.
  6. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes (until rice is tender.)
  7. Then remove lid and stir in salsa and cheese.
  8. Turn off the heat and it’s ready to serve!

Serve with diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce and sour cream.

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