Taco Rice
Recipe type: Entree
Total time: 
Serves: 4
Quick, easy, healthy and cheesy!
  • 2¾ - 3 cups cooked rice (or other grain - see post for options)
  • ½ lb lean ground beef
  • ½ small onion, finely chopped
  • 3-4 mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 small bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ cup salsa
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 pkg (30g) reduced sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped lettuce
  • sour cream
  • grated cheese
  • tortilla chips
  1. Prepare rice according to package directions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Meanwhile, fry ground beef with onion, mushrooms and pepper until no pink remains in meat. Drain grease, then add salsa, water and taco seasoning and stir well.
  3. Stir cooked rice into meal mixture and transfer to lightly greased 9x9-inch baking dish. Top with grated cheese and bake for 10-15 minutes to melt cheese.
  4. Serve with toppings of your choice.
Make ahead: Assemble completely, cool to room temperature, wrap well and freeze. To bake, thaw overnight in the fridge. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes, then remove foil and bake an additional 10-15 minutes, until heated through and cheese is bubbly.
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at https://hiddenponies.com/2015/01/taco-rice/