Taco Rice – Hiroko’s Recipes

‘Taco Rice’ is actually a Japanese dish and it was first created in Okinawa, once American-Occupied Japanese island. It consists of taco-flavoured Beef Mince (OR Beef & Pork Mince) served on rice with shredded Lettuce, Tomato and shredded Cheese. Many people use Ketchup and Japanese Worcestershire Sauce to season Taco Beef. I don’t use Ketchup because it is too sweet!!!


4 Servings


500g Beef Mince OR Beef & Pork Mince
1 tablespoon Canola Oil
1 Onion
1 clove Garlic *finely chopped
2 tablespoons Tomato Paste
4 servings Freshly Cooked Rice
2 to 3 Lettuce Leaves *sliced
2 Tomatoes *cut into small pieces
1 Avocado *cut into small pieces
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Taco Salsa

Spice Mix
2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
2 teaspoons Ground Coriander
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Paprika
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper *OR more
1 teaspoon Salt


Heat Oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, cook Onion and Garlic for a few minutes, add Beef Mince and cook until Beef changes colour.Add the spices mix and Tomato Paste, and stir-fry for a few minutes.Place Freshly Cooked Rice on a plate, cover with the Beef mixture, then place Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado and shredded Cheese on top. Drizzle with Taco Salsa (I forgot to do that for the above photo!) and enjoy.

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