Taco Rice Bowls

Taco Rice Bowls
Taco Rice Bowls

I like recipes that are easy to make.  Who wants to spend the day in the kitchen cooking!?!  Taco Rice Bowls are perfect!

Taco Rice Bowls

Eating healthy does not mean you need to skimp on taste or cook for hours!

I usually make these Taco Rice Bowls in my Instant-Pot but if you don’t have one you can easily make it on your stove top.

Taco Rice Bowls

 I LOVE cooking rice in my Instant-Pot!  It is so much faster than on the stove.  You use less water as well.

This recipe is full of flavor!  Lots of nutrition too!  Beans, veggies, and whole grains.

Taco Rice Bowls

I use brown rice.  White rice is fine too.

For brown rice you pour 2 1/2 cups water into the pot.

Add 2 cups rice.  (Make sure the rice is not sticking to the sides outside of the water.)  Add the spices.

Close and lock the instant pot lid.  Set manual timer to 25 minutes.

Or if you make it on the stove top it will take about 45 minutes.

Taco Rice Bowls

Also remember to check the ingredients for all the food you eat.  You want whole ingredients.  If it has something you can not pronounce don’t buy it.  Or if it has sugar don’t buy it.

Your beans should have beans, water, and salt only.  Also, check your salsa.  Does it have only vegetables?  Check your spices.  Some spices sneak in sugar.  Always check your ingredients.


Taco Rice Bowls
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  • 2 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 Tblsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 Tblsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 Tblsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 16 oz. salsa
  • 1/2 cup corn


  • Pour water and rice in Instant-Pot. Add all spices. Stir. Secure the lid on the pot. Close the pressure-release valve. Press the manual or pressure cook button and cook on high pressure for 24 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally. Open the pot and add the beans, salsa and corn. Mix well. Select Saute setting and heat until warm, stirring often.
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    4 Replies to “Taco Rice Bowls”

    1. I really like the idea of eating healthy food. This morning I decided to make the Taco Rice Bowl on your blog and I really enjoyed it—the flavor was just right. Since I don’t as yet have an Instant Pot I did it in a pot on the stove top- cooking the rice-spice mixture for 45 minutes. I used a brown rice mix. The recipe called for rice but I’m sure you used brown rice as that’s the more nutritious kind. Anyway I thought it was very tasty. It’s funny because I made the whole recipe so I am going to try freezing most of it in single servings so I don’t have it every day for a week. HaHa!

    2. this is another of my favorites on this blog. I was so pleasantly surprised when I made it. simple and a great flavor. I felt good when I ate this and very satisfied.
      thanks for sharing!

    I would love to hear what you think or if you have questions

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