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Taco Rice Bake

  • Quick & Easy
  • Ready Rice
  • Microwave
  • Family-Friendly
  • Beef
  • 5 - 15 MIN
  • Servings
  • Prep
    10 min
  • Cook
    25 min
  • Salty


About This Dish

Juicy ground beef, cheese and tomatoes baked together for a fun new way to make tacos.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 (8.8 ounce) pouches UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Garden Vegetable
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package sodium-reduced Taco Seasoning
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 Roma (plum) tomatoes seeded and chopped (optional)
  • 1 avocado- peeled, pitted and sliced (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil a 10-inch round baking dish.
  2. Heat a 10-inch non-stick skillet over medium heat. Cook ground beef, breaking up chunks, until until browned throughout, about 10 minutes. Drain off fat.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, taco seasoning, and water and bring to a low simmer; simmer about 5 minutes.
  4. Cook rice according to package directions.
  5. Stir together ground beef mixture, rice, and 1/4 cup cheese. Spread into prepared baking dish.
  6. Top with remaining cheese and bake until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Serve with your favorite toppings such as chopped tomatoes or avocado slices, if desired.


Amount per serving (4 total)

Calories: 560
Total Fat: 32g 49%
Saturated Fat: 10g 50%
Trans Fat: 0.5g
Sodium: 1390mg 58%
Carbohydrates: 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber: 5g 20%
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 33g
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