Healthy Taco Rice

Healthy Taco Rice

This taco rice has bamboo shoots for texture. The rendered oil from the meat is drained off, so it's light.

Ingredients: About 3 servings

Meat sauce
Ground beef
about 200 g
1 large, chopped
Cooked bamboo shoot in water
1/2 diced and blanched
Canned tomatoes
1 can. Smush the tomatoes up will with your little hands.
to taste
Whatever herbs and spices you have on hand
to taste
Bay leaf
Sake or wine
a little
Ketchup, Japanese style Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, sugar, salt, pepper
a little bit of each
As much as you like, chop finely
As much as you like, chop finely and put in a bowl of water
Olive oil
1 swirl
Lemon juice and parsley (optional)
a little of each
Salt and pepper
a little of each
Tabasco sauce
to taste
Vegetables of your choice
Lettuce, celery
As much as you like. Roughly julienne.
Pizza cheese or cheese
As much as you like
Warm plain cooked rice


1. Let's make the meat sauce.
2. Stir fry the ground beef without oil. Drain off any rendered fat. Season with salt and coarsely ground black pepper, add the onion, bamboo shoot and a little sake, and stir fry.
3. Add whatever herbs and spices you have on hand, and as much as you like.
4. You can add red chili powder, oregano, paprika, nutmeg, black pepper, but the chili powder is a must.
5. Add a can of crushed tomatoes (juice and all) and one bay leaf.
6. Flavor with ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, sugar, salt and pepper. Adjust the quantity to your preference as you taste.
7. Even if you don't measure the ingredients, just taste as it cooks. When there's no liquid left in the pan, it's done.
8. Prepare the salsa. Combine the salsa ingredients, adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper, and it's done. Add Tabasco to taste.
9. Serve rice in a bowl, top with lots of vegetables, salsa, a generous portion of the meat sauce, cheese, and parsley.
10. Finished!! Add more Tabasco to taste.

Story Behind this Recipe

Add some bamboo shoots for their crunchy texture, and drain off the fat that comes out of the meat to make this dish healthy.