Skillet Taco Rice with Queso
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Skillet Taco Rice with Queso filled with tex-mex flavor is an easy, cheesy Mexican dinner recipe idea! You will want to eat this every day!
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
Taco Rice:
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1½ cups uncooked white long grain rice
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
Queso Sauce:
  • 8 ounces white American or white cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
Taco Rice:
  1. Add ground beef and onion to a large skillet then season well with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook over medium-high heat until beef is no longer pink. Do not drain.
  3. Reduce heat to medium.
  4. Add rice, taco seasoning and garlic powder to cooked beef and mix well.
  5. Add chicken stock then stir to incorporate. Bring mixture to a gentle boil then reduce heat to low. Cover skillet then cook for 25 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
  6. When ready to serve, drizzle mixture with queso sauce.
  7. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.
Queso Sauce:
  1. Combine cheese and heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl then microwave for 2-3 minutes or until melted through, stirring every 30-45 seconds.
  2. Add additional heavy cream (if needed) until queso sauce reaches desired consistency.
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