Taco meat, rice, and cheese baked to perfection! Can be served great on its own, in lettuce wraps, or your favorite type of taco shell! Garnish options are endless: including avocado, shredded lettuce, taco sauce, sour cream, beans, and more! A great dish for the whole family.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil a 10-inch round baking dish.

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  • Heat a 10-inch non-stick skillet over medium heat. Cook ground beef, breaking up chunks, until until browned throughout, about 10 minutes. Drain off fat.

  • Stir in tomatoes, taco seasoning, and water and bring to a low simmer; simmer about 5 minutes.

  • Cook rice according to package directions.

  • Stir together ground beef mixture, rice, and 1/4 cup cheese. Spread into prepared baking dish.

  • Top with remaining cheese and bake until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 10 to 15 minutes .

  • Serve with your favorite toppings such as chopped tomatoes or avocado slices, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

561 calories; protein 30.3g; carbohydrates 40.9g; fat 35.2g; cholesterol 93.9mg; sodium 1463.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2015
I grew up in Okinawa Japan where a very favorite dish was called Tako Raisu (Taco Rice)...it genesis'd from WWII and all the Americans on the island after the war was over. This dish reminds me of exactly that one although this one is baked...I am in love with it and it will remain part of our family's go-to meals. I made a few changes/additions: used 1 pouch of Uncle Ben's Natural Whole Grain Brown rice (only one pouch not two as the recipe calls for) and I added black beans and corn. Served with sour cream. LOVE! Thank you Uncle Ben's! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2015
Absolutely family-friendly in taste and speed of preparation. Versatile as a casserole on top of greens rolled up in a tortilla or added to beef broth for a soup. Uncle Ben's pouch rice did not taste chemically or have that weird "processed foods" texture. Now that accolades have been written here's how I view the recipe from my preference. I found that this recipe is nothing more than 10 minute Spanish rice with the sodium content connected to prepackaged foods. That in itself is reason I would not purchase this product but I respect everyone's needs and opinions. If you use this product I suggest "making it your own" by add-ins - veggies olives more distinct spices. Thank you Uncle Ben's Rice for the opportunity to test your recipe and product. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2015
I grew up in Okinawa Japan where a very favorite dish was called Tako Raisu (Taco Rice)...it genesis'd from WWII and all the Americans on the island after the war was over. This dish reminds me of exactly that one although this one is baked...I am in love with it and it will remain part of our family's go-to meals. I made a few changes/additions: used 1 pouch of Uncle Ben's Natural Whole Grain Brown rice (only one pouch not two as the recipe calls for) and I added black beans and corn. Served with sour cream. LOVE! Thank you Uncle Ben's! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2015
Absolutely family-friendly in taste and speed of preparation. Versatile as a casserole on top of greens rolled up in a tortilla or added to beef broth for a soup. Uncle Ben's pouch rice did not taste chemically or have that weird "processed foods" texture. Now that accolades have been written here's how I view the recipe from my preference. I found that this recipe is nothing more than 10 minute Spanish rice with the sodium content connected to prepackaged foods. That in itself is reason I would not purchase this product but I respect everyone's needs and opinions. If you use this product I suggest "making it your own" by add-ins - veggies olives more distinct spices. Thank you Uncle Ben's Rice for the opportunity to test your recipe and product. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2017
Made double rice and 1 pound gr beef w taco seasoning. Layered on round pan topped w cheese and baked for 5-10 min. Served in lettuce wrap with pico and guac. Fine. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2016
Just not as good as I thought that it would be. It was just okay but I would not make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2015
I enjoyed this dish very much! I would wrap the bake in lettuce wrap as a healthy options and for added crunch. It's not the prettiest dish but quick and easy for a school night! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2015
We thought this was really good! Very quick and easy meal perfect for a busy weeknight! I think if you wanted an even quicker meal you could skip the oven and just melt the cheese in the skillet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2015
This is so quick easy and absolutely yummy. I did make two small changes. I didn t want to crank up my oven because it was so hot and humid so I simply cooked it on the stovetop. Also I added the tomatoes at the end and not into the meat mixture. I served it as a salad which worked perfectly for us. We loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2020
I made less tomato but easy and very yummy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2015
Turned this into a taco salad by baking a tortilla into a bowl/shell layering it with chopped lettuce and then topping with the rice-beef mixture and garnishes. This certainly came together quickly and I think the recipe itself is good my only disappointment was with the rice itself (which also is very high in sodium). The Garden Vegetable Ready Rice certainly is not inexpensive in relation to cooking your own rice and although it had carrots peas and corn in it I couldn t taste them and visually you really couldn t see them either (we do eat with our eyes). The good taco flavor certainly is there and this is not to say that we didn t enjoy this but I think I d simply use regular Uncle Ben s long grain rice for this recipe and get the sodium under control. But I also have to say that Ready Rice certainly is easy and fast and may just be what many families are looking for. Read More
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