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taco rice

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Kelly Church
Bartlesville, OK

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!

(1 rating)
yield 6 -8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For taco rice

  • 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

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