Texican Rice Salad Recipe

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This dish is a favorite of my husband's and makes use of the plentiful rice grown in our area. I make it often!—Rebecca Mininger, Jeromesville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 to 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a large skillet, cook ground beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the chili sauce, garlic, salt and chili powder; add to meat mixture. Stir in the rice, beans and chilies. Cover and cook over medium until heated through. Add tomato; cook 5 minutes longer.
  3. For each serving, spoon 1 cup meat mixture over lettuce and sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Texican Rice Salad Maindish in Country Ground Beef 1993, p89

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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