Taco Rice

Taco Rice Recipe

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Kelly Church


This recipe came from necessity and a nearly empty pantry once over 15 yrs ago. Since then it has become a favorite of my 17 yr old son's. I have made this for large groups of people and my mom and dad. Everyone seems to love it!

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15 Min
15 Min


1 box
beef rice-a-roni (or store brand)
1 pkg
taco seasoning mix
1 lb
1 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
1 to 2 c
crushed nacho cheese doritos

How to Make Taco Rice


  • 1Cook beef rice-a-roni per package directions.
  • 2In a separate skillet, brown the hamburger. Drain and rinse if desired.
  • 3Add taco seasoning to the browned, drained ground hamburger and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • 4Combine finished rice-a-roni and taco meat together. (Don't try to just stir the hamburger meat, rice and seasoning all at the same time. It just doesn't taste right)
  • 5Place the mixture into a flat casserole dish and top with the shredded cheese then the crushed doritos.
  • 6Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Be careful to watch that the doritos don't burn.
  • 7Serve with sour cream and salsa for topping.

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About Taco Rice

Course/Dish: Beef, Tacos & Burritos
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids