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One Pan Taco Rice

One Pan Taco Rice

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Get ready, for an adventure with our One Pan Taco Rice—a true lifesaver for those busy weeknights. As the enticing aroma of sizzling ground beef fills your kitchen you’ll appreciate how effortlessly this recipe comes together with each ingredient contributing to a symphony of flavors. The combination of taco seasoning cooked Minute Rice and the vibrant kick of salsa creates a harmonious blend that will have your taste buds dancing with joy. When you top it all off with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese you have a dish that embodies simplicity and satisfaction—truly a beloved favorite, at our dinner table that we’re confident will become one at yours too. Say goodbye to kitchen stress and embrace the experience of sharing a meal with your family.



1 lb ground beef

1 packet taco seasoning

2 c water

2 c Minute Rice, uncooked

1 c salsa

1 c shredded cheddar cheese


Start by browning the ground beef in a skillet and make sure to drain off any grease.

Next, add the taco seasoning and water to the skillet. Give it a stir. Let it come to a boil.

Once it starts boiling lower the heat and mix, in the Minute Rice. Cover it up. Let it cook for around 5 minutes until the rice becomes tender.

Now take off the lid. Add some salsa and shredded cheddar cheese. Give everything a stir until the cheese melts completely.

Finally, turn off the heat. There you have it! Your delicious One Pan Taco Rice is now ready to be enjoyed. Dig in!


To add a gluten-free variation, to this already amazing One Pan Taco Rice just make sure that your taco seasoning packet and salsa are certified gluten-free. Check for labels on these ingredients to accommodate dietary preferences without sacrificing taste. With this change you can enjoy every bite of this beloved dish with the reassurance that it’s gluten-free and as tasty, as ever.

  • Cook Time: 25 minutes