Taco Bowl with Easy Cilantro Lime Rice

We all know how much I love tacos!!! They are my favorite thing to eat.  I try and mix it up a bit doing taco salads, or just a nice bowl minutes the tortilla.  I sometimes use low carb ingredients and other times just carb it up!

This bowl I made with a super easy non traditional cilantro lime rice.  What do I mean by that?  I literally through it together with what I had on hand.  With this whole lock down and being quarantined, I keep thinking of things I want to make and then realize, wait…I don’t have that.  So, that’s where this simple rice came from.  Don’t come at me for it not being made the traditional way though, okay? Haha, just kind.  Regardless this rice is delicious so try it before you knock it!

Taco Bowls With Easy Cilantro Lime Rice

Ingredients:

3 cups rice, cooked
1 lb ground beef ( I use 85% lean)
2 T low sodium taco seasoning
3 bunches of cilantro, stems removed and chopped
1 lime, juiced
1 1/2 T olive oil
2 t salt
1 t pepper

Toppings:
cheese
onion
sour cream
cilantro
guacamole
avocado
tomatoes

Directions: Heat a medium sauté pan on medium heat.  Cook the ground beef, gradually breaking it up while it cooks.  Add in the taco season and cook till no longer pink.  Set aside taco meat.

To make the rice take recently cooked warmed rice (or heat it) add in olive oil, chopped cilantro, lime juice and salt and mix well.  Let sit a few minutes covered while the flavors marry.  (Note: Don’t add the cilantro to super hot rice.  I feel like once it sets the cilantro comes off tasting over cooked. )

To assemble the bowl.  Start by adding in the rice.  Top with a 4 or so oz of the taco meat.  Next add the toppings you enjoy.   Serve immediately. Yum! Enjoy!

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