Taco Rice

(Thanks Kid Unit for the picture)

Taco Rice is a recipe I found on Pinterest via PlainChicken.com

Now, normally, when I find a new recipe, I’ll follow it to the letter the first time, but sometimes I tweak it for our tastes from the get-go. That’s what I did here, so the recipe I’ll post is with my tweaks.

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup beef stock
  • 1 (8 oz.)can tomato sauce
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can chili style diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 Cups rice
  • 3 Cups chicken stock (or water)
  • 1 packet Goya Sazon
  • tortilla or corn chips
  • your favorite taco toppings – salsa, cheese, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, etc

Cook rice in chicken stock and/or water with the Sazon. Use your favorite method for rice. I use my Pampered Chef Rice Cooker because I fail at rice any other way! LOL
When the rice is almost done, brown the meat in a skillet over medium high heat. Be sure to drain off any fat.  Return the meat to the skillet; add the taco seasoning and beef stock (or water if you don’t have any on hand).  Stir well and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.

Stir in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, pinto beans and rice.   Heat just  until everything is heated through.   Serve with tortilla chips, wrap it in a tortilla, over a bed of lettuce, however you like it best. Top it with your favorite taco toppings and you are good to go! 😀

This is a very quick, easy and inexpensive meal.  Easily suited to your own tastes. The tomatoes are optional as the original recipe calls for 2 cans of tomato sauce.  You don’t like pinto beans? Use black beans instead.  Toss in some black olives. Whatever you like. It is very versatile and can just as easily be given an Italian flavor with a mix up of spices.

Try it and see how you like it. Let me know how it works out for ya and above all, ENJOY your time in the kitchen and with your family.

Until next time…

Happy Munching!
Laine