Easy Taco Rice – Budget Bytes


$2.27 recipe / $zero.38 serving

Hey guys! It’s been somewhat quiet across the weblog this week due to chaos elsewhere and the truth that I misplaced my web connection for a few days (my worst nightmare). BUT I’m nonetheless maintaining with my meal prep and to organize for that this week I made an enormous batch of Taco Rice. What is Taco Rice? It’s merely rice that has been seasoned with the identical herbs and spices that I’d use to season taco meat. I’ve made a number of variations of this prior to now, however this time I saved it easy and made it vegan-friendly!

What are you able to do with taco rice? Welllllllll nearly every little thing. Serve it as a aspect with beans like what you get at a Mexican restaurant (Mexican-American, that’s), use it to fill a burrito, or construct a scrumptious bowl meal on prime of it. This rice is flavorful, however impartial sufficient to function a base for a number of completely different dishes. And what makes it further yummy? The fats. #sorrynotsorry. I used a impartial oil, however you might use no matter sort of oil or fats you want greatest, simply so long as there’s sufficient to frivolously coat each grain of rice and make it completely deee-lish.

Stay tuned tomorrow to see how this Taco Rice labored its manner into my Sunday Meal Prep!

Goes nice with: Weeknight Enchiladas, Poor Man’s Burrito Bowls, Slow Cooker Carnitas, Sweet Potato Tacos with Lime Crema

Easy Taco Rice

This flavorful Taco Rice is packed full of herbs and spices, but is neutral enough to serve as the base for several different recipes, like bowl meals, burritos, and more! BudgetBytes.com

Easy Taco Rice

This flavorful Taco Rice is packed filled with herbs and spices, however is impartial sufficient to function the bottom for a number of completely different recipes, like bowl meals, burritos, and extra! 

  • 2
    Tbsp
    cooking oil
    $zero.08
  • 1
    small
    onion
    $zero.32
  • 1
    clove
    garlic
    $zero.08
  • 2
    cups
    lengthy grain white rice*
    $1.32
  • half
    Tbsp
    chili powder**
    $zero.15
  • half
    tsp
    cumin
    $zero.05
  • 1/four
    tsp
    oregano
    $zero.02
  • three
    cups
    water
    $zero.00
  • 1
    tsp
    salt
    $zero.05
  • 2
    inexperienced onions, sliced
    $zero.20
  1. Finely cube the onion and mince the garlic. Add the onion, garlic, and cooking oil to a medium sauce pot. Sauté the onion and garlic over medium warmth till the onions are gentle and clear.

  2. Add the raw rice, chili powder, cumin, and oregano to the pot. Continue to stir and cook dinner for about 2 minutes to toast the rice and spices. You ought to hear the rice making crackling noises.

  3. Finally, add the water and salt, and provides every little thing a short stir. Place a lid on the pot, flip the warmth as much as medium-high, and permit it to come back to a boil. As quickly because it reaches a full boil, flip the warmth right down to low, or barely above low, and let it simmer for 15 minutes.

  4. After 15 minutes, flip the warmth off and let it sit for 10 minutes with out eradicating the lid. After letting it relaxation for 10 minutes, fluff the rice with a fork. Sprinkle sliced inexperienced onions over prime simply earlier than serving.

*My complete recipe value is a bit on the excessive aspect as a result of I used lengthy grain jasmine rice. Using common lengthy grain white rice will cut back the worth fairly a bit.

**This chili powder is a gentle mix of spices, not straight purple chile powder or cayenne pepper.

This flavorful Taco Rice is packed full of herbs and spices, but is neutral enough to serve as the base for several different recipes, like bowl meals, burritos, and more! BudgetBytes.com

This flavorful Taco Rice is packed full of herbs and spices, but is neutral enough to serve as the base for several different recipes, like bowl meals, burritos, and more! BudgetBytes.com

Step by Step Photos

Sauté Onions and Garlic for Taco Rice

Begin by finely dicing one small onion and mincing a clove of garlic. Add the onion and garlic to a medium sauce pot with 2 Tbsp of your most well-liked cooking oil (I simply used canola). Sauté the onion and garlic over medium warmth till the onions are gentle and clear.

Toast Rice and Spices for Taco Rice

Add 2 cups raw white lengthy grain rice, together with half Tbsp chili powder, half tsp cumin, 1/four tsp oregano, and 1 tsp salt. Continue to stir and cook dinner the rice and spices for about 2 minutes. This will toast the rice and spices and improve their taste. You ought to hear the rice making crackling noises.

Cooked Taco Rice

Add three cups of water and provides the pot a short stir. Place a lid on the pot, flip the warmth as much as medium-high, and let it come to a boil. Once it reaches a full boil, flip the warmth right down to low (or simply barely above low) and let the pot simmer for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, flip the warmth off and let the rice sit with the lid in place for 10 minutes. Finally, uncover the rice and it ought to look somewhat just like the photograph above. 🙂

Fluffed Taco Rice

Fluff the rice with a fork to redistribute the spices and onions which in all probability floated to the highest.

This flavorful Taco Rice is packed full of herbs and spices, but is neutral enough to serve as the base for several different recipes, like bowl meals, burritos, and more! BudgetBytes.com

Sprinkle sliced inexperienced onions over the Taco Rice simply earlier than serving. And attempt to not eat spoonfuls proper out of the pot. 😛

posted on July 22, 2017 in Beans & Grains, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Global, Gluten free, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Southwest, Soy Free