This is my newest recipe that actually started as an experiment:). My kids wanted tacos and I had no tortillas on hand. I find it difficult to purchase tortillas anyway. Many of the whole grain versions are loaded with “extra” ingredients. I have found brands in the frozen section that contain only a handful of ingredients, but they always seem to fall apart. And unfortunately the corn tortillas found in the frozen section are not at all favored by my kids.
I decided to try and make a taco bowl instead and test it on the kids. I gathered up a few ingredients including brown rice and beans and a few veggies that I thought I could easily “hide”. I used my normal taco seasoning which consists of: 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder, 3/4 teaspoons ground cumin, 3/4 teaspoons dried oregano and 1/2 teaspoon salt. It came together great and while my daughter was not thrilled, my son and I loved it. He even asked me to send it to school with him for lunch the next day. Two out of three is called a win in my house:) I will most definitely be making this again soon.
Tip: Brown rice takes a little longer to cook (40 – 50 minutes) so make sure that you start your rice before you start chopping up veggies and prepping the remaining ingredients.