So the kids love Tacos, right? Then they’ll love this chicken taco rice, packed with heaps of veggies and designed to make Taco Tuesday a bit different. By making your own taco seasoning you’re ensuring that everyone gets a yummy and healthy dinner. I’m not claiming this is authentic mexican food, to be honest I don’t think most of the things that we eat in Australia under the guise of mexican are authentic, but this has all the flavour and punch of tacos, and therefore is called chicken taco rice.
Playing with the veggies in this is easy, just sub basically the same or similar quantity- it’s very forgiving! Feel free to use carrots, sweet potato, whatever you’ve got in the fridge. I make no secret of the fact that we love to have a taco night at Kidgredients, here’s our ultimate mexican fiesta. It’s always gobbled and the autonomy of putting what they want in their tacos or tortillas. We also always have a stockpile of pineapple pulled pork which is perfect for nachos or tacos.
As an added bonus, this does really well in a thermos, freezes very well (for a rice dish) and tastes great the second night as leftovers. Also, if you’re feeling like you want to make it a bit different, use it the next day to make arancini with a mexican twist!
Because this is an all in one meal, my kids love it. Master 3 may have even eaten a pea or three without noticing, as they get lost in the colour of the rice.
Try these other Mexican recipes I made for you to enjoy: