Cheesy Taco Rice

Cheesy Taco Rice
Cheesy Taco Rice

Cheesy Taco Rice using Spanish Rice with a Cheese Sauce and Some Taco Seasoned Ground meat to create this quick dish. Eaten by itself or additional Sauces on top. Like Taco Red Sauce or Mexican White Sauce or served up in Hard Taco Shells or Tortillas.

The whole dish can be made up in as little as 20 minutes. Just Create the Cheese Sauce and Cook Meat with Taco Seasoning while the Spanish Rice is Cooking in the Rice Cooker.

Serve by itself with Sauce, Sour Cream, Salsa on top. Or use the Cheesy Taco Rice to Stuff Hard or Soft Shell Tacos and serve with all the fixings.


The Rice used for this recipe is Spanish Rice. Start Cooking this first while you prepare everything else.


Use any type of meat for this dish. typically Ground Beef is used, but Ground Pork, Chicken or even Meat Strips can be used as well.

Season and Cooked the meat with Taco Seasoning, while the Rice is Cooking. Then combine with everything else and heat.

Cheese Sauce

Prepare the Cheese Sauce after you started cooking the Rice and have this on standby. Use as much as desired when combining with the Meat and Rice.

Cheesy Taco Rice Add Ins

  • Enchilada Sauce
  • Vegetables such as Onions and Peppers sauteed with the Meat.
  • Salsa
  • Refried Beans

Cheesy Taco Rice

Spanish Rice with Taco Seasoned Meat and Cheese Sauce
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cheese Taco Rice, Cheese Taco Rice Filling, Taco Rice
Servings: 4 portions
Author: JAH


  • 1 Cheese Whiz Sauce – Link in notes
  • 1 Spanish Rice – Link in notes
  • 1 lbs Taco Seasoned Ground Meat


  • Prepare the Spanish Rice and cook.
  • While the Rice is cooking. Prepare the Cheese Sauce and set this aside.
  • Cook the Meat in a Large Skillet or Wok until done and Season with Taco Seasoning. When the Rice is Done add to the Meat with the Cheese Sauce. Mix well and heat.
  • Serve this by itself optionally with Red Taco Sauce, Cilantro Cream Sauce, Salsa, Sour Cream.
    Or as a Filling for Hard or Soft Shell Tacos with all the fixings.