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With only 4 ingredients, this Pork Taco Rice Casserole is easy and hearty! Serve it with your favorite taco toppings and cornbread!

Pork Taco Rice Casserole

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: mexican

Description

With only 4 ingredients, this Pork Taco Rice Casserole is easy and hearty! Serve it with your favorite taco toppings and cornbread!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of 80% lean ground pork
  • One tablespoon of taco seasoning
  • One teaspoon of garlic powder
  • One box Spanish rice mix (plus 2 tablespoons butter to prepare)
  • 2 cups of water
  • One 10 oz. can tomatoes & chiles (undrained)
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium skillet, begin browning ground pork.
  3. Add taco seasoning and garlic powder to the pork and stir to combine.
  4. In another large skillet, toast the rice in the butter until it is browned and fragrant.
  5. Add water and, instead of the can of diced tomatoes called for on the box, add the can of tomatoes & chiles to the rice mix.
  6. Allow the rice to come to a boil, then cover and reduce the heat to simmer.
  7. When the pork is cooked through (160 degrees F), stir into rice and continue to simmer until rice is tender – about 15 minutes.
  8. Divide rice mixture between two 1 1/2 quart casserole dishes or one 9×13 baking dish.
  9. Cover the casserole(s) with shredded cheese.
  10. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until cheese is browned and the casserole is bubbly.
  11. Serve with guacamole, sour cream, jalapenos, black olives, etc. and corn bread.

Keywords: pork taco rice casserole