This Taco Rice is made with vegan ground beef crumbles, black beans, leftover rice, salsa, taco seasoning and of course garlic. A quick idea for lunch or dinner that comes together in around 15 minutes. It is a flavorful combo that the whole family will enjoy in no time.
What you will always find in my fridge is a batch of leftover rice.
Because I’m one of those guys that just like to munch on fried rice with veggies and added spices.
I find that really convenient to have my rice ready, no need to spend extra time for cooking.
Why this is the best Taco Rice
Great texture from black beans and vegan ground beef.
Amazing flavors from taco seasoning, garlic and salsa.
Easy to make with step by step pictures so you know the final result right before.
Everything is ready in around 15 minutes from start to finish.
Using leftover rice is definitely a timesaver, because you do not need extra time for cooking.
What you need for Taco Rice recipe
- Leftover rice
- Olive oil
- Taco seasoning
- Vegan ground beef
- Black beans
- Vegan cheddar
How to make Taco Rice
In a skillet or casserole, heat olive oil. When hot, add garlic and onion. Fry for about 2 minutes, then add vegan ground beef too.
Let it brown a bit before transferring the leftover rice to the pot, followed by taco seasoning. Next add salsa, rice and finally black beans plus vegan cheddar and cook for 5 minutes more.
Serve the Taco Rice on plates or in bowls.
Leftovers and freezing directions
Leftovers will stay fresh for around 5 days in the fridge.
To freeze, transfer the Taco Rice to a Ziploc freezer bag or container with a lid on top which is suitable for freezing.
To reheat: Thaw ideally overnight, warm over medium heat. Keep in mind, if it needs more liquid you can add a splash of vegetable broth.
Tips and tricks
Taco rice is great as filling for taco or burritos.
For a more spicy flavor you can use jalapenos and for extra creaminess vegan sour cream.
If you don’t have leftover rice, cook it fresh, use 1 heaping cup uncooked rice and cook according to the directions.
Other rice recipes to try
- 2 cups rice, cooked
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/3 cup onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, pressed
- 1 15 oz black beans, drained
- 10 oz vegan ground beef
- 8 oz salsa
- 2 tsp taco seasoning
- 4 oz vegan cheddar, shredded
- salt, pepper to taste
- In a skillet or casserole, heat olive oil. When hot, add garlic and onion. Fry for about 2 minutes, then add vegan ground beef too.
- Let it brown a bit before transferring the leftover rice to the pot, followed by taco seasoning.
- Next add salsa, rice and finally black beans plus vegan cheddar and cook for 5 minutes more.
- Serve the Taco Rice on plates or in bowls.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 511Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1109mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 6gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g