Mexican Taco Rice Recipe

All your fave taco flavors in one meal!

This rice recipe is a must-try! You’ll love the same flavorful beef in tacos but tossed in our favorite meal staple.

Mexican Taco Rice Recipe

Roselle Miranda
All your fave taco flavors in one meal!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6


Mexican Taco Rice Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium red onion peeled, sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic peeled, chopped
  • 3 tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 kilo Ground beef
  • 1 Pack taco seasoning (around 40 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon Spanish paprika
  • 1 Pack black beans (around 100 grams), rinsed, drained
  • 1 can red kidney beans (around 400 grams), drained
  • 1 can sweet kernel corn (around 425 grams), drained
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 3 cups day-old rice
  • 1 small head Iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 1 Cup quick melt cheese grated
  • Salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste


  • In a large sauté pan over medium heat, heat oil. Sauté onion, then garlic, and finally, tomatoes until softened.
  • Add ground beef. Let brown before stirring. Once cooked through, remove excess fat from the pan. Stir in taco seasoning and paprika, and season to taste.
  • Add both beans and corn. Pour in water. Let simmer until almost dry. Toss in rice. Stir in cheese and lettuce before serving.
    Recipe originally published in the August 2016 issue of Good Housekeeping. 
Keyword GH Philippines, Mexican rice, Mexican taco rice, rice, rice recipe, taco rice
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