Taco Rice Casserole

We love this recipe for many reasons: it feeds a ton of people really well, on a budget, deliciously, and is always a crowd pleaser.

 

6-8

Ingredients

2 cups Riceland Long Grain Rice
2 pounds ground beef, ground turkey, or ground chicken
2 (1.25 oz) packages taco seasoning of choice
2 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained
4 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups mild cheddar cheese

Preparation

  1. Brown the ground meat and drain.
  2. Add the taco seasoning, rice, black beans, chicken stock, salt and pepper and stir to combine.
  3. Liberally spray the inside of your crockpot with nonstick spray.
  4. Pour the rice mixture into the prepared crockpot.
  5. Stir once with a spoon to evenly distribute the rice.
  6. Cook on low for 3 hours until the liquid is absorbed by the rice.
  7. Remove the lid, sprinkle the top evenly with cheese, and cook an addition 5-10 minutes just until the cheese is melted.
  8. Serve hot with toppings of choice.
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