School Lunches – Recipe: Rice Taco Bowl

I cooked food and shopped for food all. day. long.  And, it was tiring.  But, it was also so fun.

Summer helped me bake cupcakes for a birthday celebration tomorrow.

Then, we made Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats for snacks and lunch treats.

And, we wrapped up the cooking session by making lunch for tomorrow while simultaneously making dinner for tonight.

Just as I was feeling a bit guilty for having an all day cooking and shopping session, Summer melted my heart.  She went and got her apron and asked me to pull her hair back in a ponytail.  Then, she posed and said, “I look like a momma now.  I am ready to cook!”

I experimented with something new to pack in the boys’ lunches.  I wanted it to be something that was healthy, easy, and also could withstand the lunch box test – still good at room temperature.  The creation was a hit.  So much so that Ethan opted to eat it for dinner tonight instead of the stir-fry.

Rice Taco Bowl

Rice Taco Bowl

This recipe is so incredibly flexible. You can add more or less of any of the ingredients, depending on what you like. And, if you want to add onions or bell pepper, that would be great, too. I would just brown those along with the ground beef. It would give the rice bowl some additional color and flavor.


1 pound ground beef

1 package of frozen corn, cooked

2 cups cooked rice

1 cup of kidney beans

4 ounces of taco sauce

1 ounce soft goat cheese




  1. Brown the ground beef over medium heat.
  2. Drain the grease and then season the ground beef with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix in the corn, rice, and kidney beans.
  4. Stir in the taco sauce.
  5. Sprinkle in the goat cheese, and mix it all together.
  6. Taste it to make sure that the seasoning and consistency is right for you and/or your littles.


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2 Responses to School Lunches – Recipe: Rice Taco Bowl

  1. That looks YUMMY! I will have to try that one with Kayla for sure! You are such an awesome mommy! Thanks for sharing your secrets!!! 🙂

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