Thursday, August 25, 2016

Lisa's Favorite Mexican Rice


  • Servings: 8
  • cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, or to taste
  • 1/2 onion, chopped fine
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning mix
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 1 (16 ounce) package southwestern-style mixed frozen vegetables
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained (optional)
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup sliced kalamata olives


    Preparation Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 40 mins Ready Time: 55 mins

  • preheat oven to 350 degrees f (175 degrees c). prepare a casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. saute onion and garlic in hot oil until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes; add ground beef and continue to cook while breaking beef into small pieces with a wooden spoon until the beef is completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes. season beef mixture with the taco seasoning mix.
  • stir beef mixture, rice, vegetables, kidney beans, 1 cup cheddar cheese, salsa, and olives together in the prepared casserole dish. sprinkle remaining cheese over the mixture.
  • bake in preheated oven until the cheese is melted and the dish is hot in the center, about 30 minutes.

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