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Taco Rice Bake

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars
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"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."
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Ingredients

35 m servings 561
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil a 10-inch round baking dish.
  2. 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.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, taco seasoning, and water and bring to a low simmer; simmer about 5 minutes.
  4. Cook rice according to package directions.
  5. Stir together ground beef mixture, rice, and 1/4 cup cheese. Spread into prepared baking dish.
  6. Top with remaining cheese and bake until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 10 to 15 minutes .
  7. Serve with your favorite toppings such as chopped tomatoes or avocado slices, if desired.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 561 calories; 35.2 40.9 30.3 94 1463 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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 m...

Most helpful critical review

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 n...

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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 m...

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 n...

One of my kids devoured this. I made some changes and I would make a couple more before having this again. I didn't have the rice they called for so I just made my own white rice and added a ca...

Just not as good as I thought that it would be. It was just okay but I would not make it again.

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.

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 skill...

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 q...

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!

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 ad...