Taco Rice Bowl

4.44 from 16 votes
Taco Rice Bowl

Who loves a 15 minute meal and only 4 ingredients? If you answer yes, they you will love this easy Taco Rice Bowl! It is the absolute perfect variation for a Taco Tuesday! These Taco Rice Bowls make for the perfect Crazy Busy Mama Meal!

15 mins & ONLY 4 Ingredients?? Yes! You read that right! This would be perfect with leftover taco meat too! So you could even extend Taco night into Wednesday! Oh… And the Doritos are completely optional, but trust me try it Doritos to the bottom 🤤 you will thank me! There is just something about that crunch! Muah.. perfection!

I am using some of my very favorite kitchen gadgets in this one…they are listed in my TOP 10 Kitchen Essentials Every Mom Needs there are few of them like the one pot skillet, cheese shredder and meat masher that makes putting this dinner together an absolute breeze!

Next time I am doing chicken! Y’all these are AMAZE!! I mean look at that, doesn't it just make your mouth water? YUM!

Taco Rice Bowl Ingredients

1-2 lbs of hamburger meat 

Taco Seasoning packet – 2 Tbsp of Taco Seasoning

2 cups of Minute Rice 

2 cups of Water 

1-2 cups of shredded cheese 

Add desired toppings… I love lettuce, tomato, avocado, sour cream, also love the Taco Bell avocado ranch on it too! They carry it at Walmart and has become a favorite of mine for taco Tuesday. Honestly though, this is YOUR taco rice bowl so you can add whatever you like! My son loves hot stuff so is aways adding Hot sauce and chipotle peppers to things like this bowl!

Taco Rice Bowl, Step by Step Photos

Brown up your ground beef in a large skillet! Don't forget to grab yourself one of these meat mashers that works wonders for ground beef. I Use mine all the time for recipes like this and it is one of my favorite kitchen utensils. You can grab one here: Meat Masher

Add two cups of rice and 2 cups of water and your taco seasoning. My house is divided on how much taco seasoning your should use here. I have two kiddos that like very little seasoning and I have two that love a bunch. So you will have to play around with this a little and season to your family's desired amount

I use uncooked minute rice for this. I know many people do not like minute rice so feel free to substitute whatever kind of rice you prefer here.

Add cheese and cover over low heat and melt. We love to take a block of colby jack and shred it onto here but ant cheese you prefer will work just fine in this setting.

Then serve up in a bowl, and trust me add a few crushed Doritos then add the taco rice on top then your favorite toppings.

Everyone will enjoy and love this wasy 4 ingredient 15 minute taco rice bowl! It is simple and a family favorite. In fact, this Taco Rice Bowl is one of the very first things my kiddos ever learned to cook on their own. So, if you are into teaching your kids how to prepare their own food, this is a simple recipe to start on and they can even modify it to their own liking by adding or subtracting ingredients.

Also, if you try this recipe and love it I would so appreciate it if you would leave a comment below and rate the recipe a 5-star to let me know how it was! That helps me know what kind of recipes you want to see more of. I would appreciate it!

Taco Rice Bowl Step by Step Video Tutorial

Taco Rice Bowl
Taco Rice Bowl

Taco Rice Bowl

4 Ingredient 15 min dinner!
4.44 from 16 votes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 412 kcal


  • 1-2 lbs ground beef I use 90% lean
  • 2 cups rice I use minute rice
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning packet of taco seasoning
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups colby jack cheese shredded


  • In a large skillet brown 1-2 lbs of ground beef
  • once meat is cooked add 2 tbsp of taco seasoning
  • then add 2 cups of minute rice along with 2 cups of water
  • cover and cook for 5 minutes until rice is tender
  • shred 1 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese
  • Put cheese on top of meat and rice and cover on low heat for about 2-3 mins until cheese melts
  • Once cheese melts it is ready to serve.
  • I love to add a few crushed Doritos at the bottom of mine to give it a crunch- this is obviously optional.
  • Then add desired toppings to taco rice



This recipe is also delicious with chicken and makes a great substitute to beef. 


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 412kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 19gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 243mgPotassium: 238mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 305IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 194mgIron: 2mg
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