Beef and Rice Soft Tacos

A quick-and-easy dinner recipe --- this recipe appeared on the Minute Rice 14 oz. box in 2001.

Makes 4 Servings

7 Member Ratings


1 Tbsp oil
1 lb lean ground beef
1 cup water
1 cup salsa
1 pkg (1.25 oz.) dry taco seasoning mix
2 cups Minute® White Rice, uncooked
8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded


  • HEAT oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add ground beef; cook and stir until lightly browned. Stir in water, salsa and seasoning mix. Bring to boil.
  • STIR in rice; cover. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir.
  • SPOON ground beef mixture evenly onto tortillas; sprinkle with cheese. Fold half of tortillas to enclose filling.
  • For a whole grain alternative, substitute MINUTE® Brown Rice for the MINUTE® White Rice.
  • Easy Chicken Tacos: Omit oil. Prepare as directed, substituting 1 package (6 ounces) Grilled Chicken Breast Strips for the ground beef.

    Chicken Soft Tacos: Prepare as directed, substituting 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips, for the ground beef.