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Monday, October 28, 2013

Japanese Taco rice (タコライス, takoraisu)

My son requested me to make Taco, while I searching for a recipe, and I found this special Japanese Taco rice (according to Wikipedia, Taco rice is a popular meal in Okinawa Japan, read more here).
And my son was enjoyed this rice very much, and temporary he has forgotten the real Taco ^_^

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Just coincidence I found this mixed shredded cheeses with Taco seasonings, perfectly matched with this rice

Own mix Taco seasonings


Top with hot salsa and shredded lettuce
Try to assemble the Taco rice while rice and beef are hot..


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Japanese Taco rice (タコライス, takoraisu)
(recipe source: adapted from Adam’staco rice, with changes)

Japanese cooked rice (2 cups rice)

300g minced beef
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1tbsp light soy sauce
1/2tps sugar
1tbsp Tonkatsu sauce

Taco seasonings
1tsp garlic salt
1/4tsp cayenne pepper
1/2tsp ground cumin
1/4tsp dried oregano
1tsp hot paprika
1/4tsp black pepper

Hot salsa
100g cherry tomatoes, halved
2 shallots, sliced
2tsp apple vinegar

2 cups finely shredded iceberg lettuce
Mexican style of natural finely shredded cheddar and Asadero cheeses with taco seasoings (Kraft brand)


  1. To make the taco seasoning, combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan. Cook the minced beef, stirring, until well browned. Add the soy sauce, sugar, Tonkatsu sauce and taco seasoning and stir until well coated and cooked. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, to make the hot salsa, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and toss to coat. Stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  4. Assemble the taco rice by placing the hot rice on a plate, topping with the meat sauce and shredded cheese. Cover with finely shredded lettuce and a generous amount of the hot salsa. Serve.

I am submitting this post to Asian Food Fest #1 Oct 2013 : Japan , hosted by Alan from travelling-foodies


鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...


victoria bakes said...

delish! and i love the colour combination

PH said...

Very interesting got such thing as taco rice!

Somewhere in Singapore said...

yum yum...

Unknown said...

I love Tacos but i have never had it with rice. This is really a unique way of eating tacos.

Esther Lau said...

Wonder what this taco rice would taste like? Anyway it looks yummy and healthy!

Mel said...

It sure looks yummy and delicious! Good to make this at home.

Small Kucing said...

Sure he finished this in a jiffy

Awayofmind Bakery Hoiuse said...

This look lovely! I should let my son try out some days!

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Taco got taco rice version, what a creative dish! i don't eat beef, so tonight, I'm only coming to appreciate the dish.

Li Shuan said...

Ohh.. I never knew Japan also has taco rice...I am so suaku always thought taco is a Mexican dish with mince in taco shells haha... Now u introduce a new dish to me.


Ivy Sew said...

Hi Sonia, nutritious taco rice... and good for one-pot meal too :)

ann low said...

Sonia, Thanks for sharing this lovely dish. Looks so yummy delicious!

Veronica said...

Sonia thanks for opening my eyes to more Jap food. Always thought that taco is only Mexican.

Unknown said...

This is dish is very special and unique. I bet it taste very good too.

mui mui said...

Hi Ah Chi,
This is one special taco rice.
Love to see the taco cheese melts on the hot rice and the fresh vegetable salsa.

mayyee said...

Hi Sonia, I have leave a comment is the tips for removing tofu from box post. Thought u might miss it. So, I put it here again, maybe you will be interested to try it out.

This secret tip is from my colleague's Mum. Try this:-

1) Place the unopened tofu upside down on a flat surface, preferably on chopping board, etc. (ie. the plastic box is facing u)

2) Use a chopping knife (big chinese type), use the side surface of the knife, slam it hard on the tofu (the down part with the box) about 1-2 times. (Make sure the whole tofu surface is cover when u slam on it.

3) Done. Remove the plastic cover. U will be surprised, the tofu come out nice n easily.

Gloria Fernandes said...

it looks so delish & inviting...

Sally said...


Lite Home Bake said...

This all in one dish looks delicious!

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Nadji said...

Comme d'habitude, tu nous fais toujours découvrir de nouvelles recettes et de nouvelles saveurs du monde. J'aime beaucoup.
See soon.

lena said...

when i see the melted cheese, i thot this is some kind of baked rice :)) quite a unique dish i would say.

Ana Regalado said...

Love this Japanese version of taco , yup , served with rice lol Two thumbs up for making your own taco seasoning ;D

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