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Taco Rice Salad

A delicious dish low in calories but still something everyone will enjoy


  • Cooking spray
  • Ground round or ground turkey 1 pound
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Cooked yellow rice 3 cups
  • Ground cumin 1 teaspoon
  • Chili powder 1 teaspoon
  • Salt ¼ teaspoon
  • Pepper ¼ teaspoon
  • Torn romaine lettuce 6 cups
  • Chopped tomatoes (about 1 ¼ pounds) 3 cups
  • 1 cup frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed 1 cup
  • Chopped red onion ½ cup
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Dressing:
  • Fat free sour cream 2/3 cup
  • Picante sauce 2/3 cup
  • Chili powder 1 teaspoon
  • Ground cumin ½ teaspoon


Adults: Cook Rice
Adults: To prepare salad, heat a large skillet over medium heat.
Adults: Coat pan with cooking spray and add beef and garlic, cook 10 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain, return meat to skillet.
Adults: Stir in rice,1 teaspoon ground cumin,1 teaspoon chili powder, salt and pepper. Cool slightly.
Kids: To prepare dressing, combine sour cream, picante sauce, 1 teaspoon chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, stirring with a whisk.
Kids: Spoon dressing over salad mixture and toss. Place 1 1/3 cups lettuce mixture on each plate.
Together: Top with ¾ cup rice mixture and about 1 ½ tablespoons cheese.

About this Recipe
  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
Submitted By
Nourish Interactive
Chef Solus Approved!
This recipe was reviewed by our dietitians and has received our Chef Solus Two Thumbs Up Approval!
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