Recipe By Minute Rice
Published Oct 3rd
One-Pan Taco Dinner
Prep 5m Cook - Additional 10m Ready In 15m
Servings 4 servings Calories 582.6

Enjoy the flavor of tacos without all the mess! This recipe combines ground beef, taco seasoning, Minute® Rice, shredded cheese, lettuce and tomato in a single skillet.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 serving Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice, uncooked
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 large tomato, chopped

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add meat and brown over medium-high heat; drain off excess fat.
  2. 2 Add seasoning mix and water; stir. Bring to boil.
  3. 3 Stir in rice. Sprinkle with cheese; cover. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes. Top with lettuce and tomato just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 582.6
  • Carbohydrate 54.1 g
  • Cholesterol 105.1 mg
  • Fat 24.9 g
  • Fiber 0.9 g
  • Protein 33.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 12.5 g
  • Sodium 939.9 mg
  • Sugar 3.4 g

Chef's Notes

Serve with salsa, if desired. No need to use utensils. Serve with tortilla chips instead of forks!


  1. We tried this recipe out while camping. We liked it so much that we ate it for dinner two nights in a row! The hardest part was keeping a head of lettuce from freezing and getting slimy in the cooler. We put it in the drink cooler in a ziploc bag inside of a large - Read more ...
  2. I rated it 5 stars because I hate when someone changes a recipe and then gives it a low rating. I changed this recipe, so the 5 star rating is because it is a good "starting" point, and this recipe can be changed to taste. I added two packs of taco seasoning, I doubled the - Read more ...
  3. This recipe is quick. This recipe is versatile. Both are huge attributes in my book. Some of us ate this with tortilla chips others rolled up some in a tortilla. Both ways were great. And this recipe really was done in about 15 minutes. If you have already cooked ground beef it would be even - Read more ...
  4. I made this according to the directions and I thought it was pretty bland as is. Definitely needed to doctor it up. I added more taco seasoning some minced onion a can of black beans a can of corn and a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes as I didn't have any fresh. Even then - Read more ...
  5. WOW!!! This is SOOOOO easy and quick. I used green onion instead of lettuce and quartered cherry tomatoes. I served it with a small amount of restaurant style sour cream. It was delicious. My husband just loved it! This will be a repeat meal for sure. Great for busy families.
  6. Primo. For a one-pan dinner in 15 minutes this recipe is hard to beat. I took some of the advise offered by other raters and jazzed it up with onions black beans salsa and a dab of sour cream.
  7. This is really good. I used brown rice instead of white. One large onion and 3 cloves of garlic were also added. I didn't have any fresh tomatoes, so I added a can of diced tomatoes. We were out of lettuce, so I threw in a hand full of frozen peas, for color. Water chestnuts - Read more ...
  8. This was super good and easy. My kids loved it wrapped in tortillas liked a burrito. And the adults liked it over lettuce. I used slow cooking rice and cooked it in my rice cooker first and then added it to the ground beef and it was great.
  9. This recipe is an excellent base and you can go almost anywhere with it. I changed a few things to make it suit my husband and my tastes. As my husband is a vegetarian, we used veggie mince instead of ground beef. I cooked this is a packet of taco seasoning mix to give it - Read more ...
  10. This was a nice change. I added a can of diced tomatoes, some corn, and a can of black beans to make in more filling. Both the kids and husband enjoyed it.