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Taco Rice one Pan meal for busy nights

Easy Taco Rice Mexican Dinner

Taco Rice is your go to 30 minute meal for busy weeknights. Mexican food in one pot skillet meal is a must add to your meal plan. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword 30 minute meal, easy, skillet meal, taco rice, taco tuesday
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 can 15 oz can black beans
  • 1 can 15 oz corn
  • 1 can 15 oz tomatoes or roasted tomatoes for a smoky flavor
  • 1 cup uncooked rice or 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1 lb ground meat
  • 1 packet or 3 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning
  • 1 medium diced onion optional
  • 1/4 cup cut fresh cilantro optional
  • 1/2 Lime Squeezed optional


  1. First start boiling 3 cups water for the rice. Once boiling throw in the cup of rice. Cover and cook 20 minutes for white rice 40 for brown rice)
  2. Next cook the onion until translucent in a cast iron skillet in a little oil. Then add the ground meat and cook until brown.
  3. Once the meat is fully cooked. Open and drain the can of beans and drain the corn and dump in the skillet. Open the can of tomatoes and dump the full can into the skillet and stir.
  4. After the rice is cooked add to the skillet and stir together the ingredients.
  5. To make it taste like restaurant quality you can add 1/8 cup cilantro and squeeze the juice from half a lime and stir together in the skillet. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro on top to serve.