Tacos on Rice

What do you do if you like the taste and food combinations that tacos provide, but don’t eat wheat, and don’t like corn tortillas? Throw everything on a bed of white rice, of course! I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner, but it was really tasty and very satisfying.

White rice is a “safe starch”, meaning that it doesn’t contain any of those nasty plant toxins or anti nutrients such as phytic acid. It is easy for most people to digest (although obviously its a no no on the GAPS diet). You don’t want to overdo it with the rice since it is high in carbs, but I find that with everything else on the plate, you only need a bit of rice to round out the meal.

Tacos on Rice

1 tablespoon oil (ghee/coconut oil)
1 pound grass fed ground beef
2 tablespoons salsa

Taco seasoning (I got this tasty seasoning recipe here):
1 tablespoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
Red pepper flakes (to taste)
¼ teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon Paprika
1 ½ teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon pepper

Taco fillings/toppings:
Salsa
Shredded lettuce
Tomato
Grated cheese
Avocado
Sour cream or yogurt

1. Heat oil in a large pot on medium heat.
2. Add beef and lightly brown.
3. Add taco seasonings. Cook, stirring frequently, until beef is fully browned – about 5 minutes. Careful not to cook the beef too long after it’s browned otherwise it will dry out (add a little stock if necessary).
4. I like to stir in a couple spoonfuls of the salsa, and cook for another minute or so.
5. To serve, place some rice on each plate. Top with a serving of the beef, and garnish with taco toppings of your choice.

Tip: we only go through half a jar of salsa each time, so I freeze the remaining portion in its jar, and pull it out for next time. It freezes really well. Just remember to pull it out in time!

Linking to: Fat Tuesday @ Real Food Forager, Traditional Tuesdays @ Whole New Mom, Real Food Wednesdays @ Kelly the Kitchen Kop, Healthy 2day Wednesdays @ day2dayjoys, Pennywise Platter Thursdays @ Nourishing Gourmet, Full Plate Thursdays @ Miz Helen’s

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7 Comment

  1. Gwen says: Reply

    Brilliant idea! Thanks for including the taco seasoning list, too 🙂 Can’t wait to make this.

    1. Debbie says: Reply

      Thanks Gwen! This dish is so easy to make as well. Hope you enjoy it!

  2. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

    Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!

    http://realfoodforager.com/2011/11/fat-tuesday-november-15-2011/

  3. Debra says: Reply

    I like this recipe and I’m fairly certain a vegetarian could use tempeh in place of ground beef in this recipe. Tempeh is a soy product, less processed than tofu, and the texture when cooked is pretty much like ground beef. I like your seasonings and think I’ll try it, only I may just turn them into sloppy joes.

    1. Debbie says: Reply

      Yes, this would work really well for sloppy joes too! I’ve heard of tempeh, but I haven’t tried it. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Great idea for a healthy Taco, I would really enjoy this. My very best wishes to you and your family for a blessed Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

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