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Japanese taco rice in a cast-iron skillet
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4.6 from 10 votes

Taco Rice

Give your favorite tacos an Asian twist! Made of seasoned ground beef and taco fixings piled on steamed rice, takoraisu is a hearty and tasty meal the whole family will love. It's ready in minutes and budget-friendly, too.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 526kcal


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups steamed short-grain rice
  • 1/2 iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream


  • In a pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions and garlic and cook until softened.
  • Add ground beef and cook, breaking with the back of a spoon, until lightly browned. 
  • Add chili powder and cumin. Stir to combine.
  • Add soy sauce and tomato sauce. Continue to cook until meat is cooked through and liquid is mostly absorbed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide rice onto serving plates. Top each plate of rice with meat, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, and mozzarella cheese. Serve immediately.



Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1124mg | Potassium: 677mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1450IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 4mg