Turkey Taco Rice

Cook’s notes: I first saw Taco Rice posted as part of a lovely story about Japan and knew I had to make this easy Mexican-style dish immediately. Food.com has a recipe for a mild version of the taco seasoning mix; I’ll try that next time.

3 cups cooked rice
16 to 20 oz (1 to 1.25 lb package) ground turkey
2 Tablespoons taco seasoning mix (see below)
1 cup water
Toppings: chopped lettuce, grated cheddar cheese, and diced tomato

Prepare rice (you can use a pouch of frozen pre-made rice that microwaves in 3 minutes).

Lightly coat a skillet with cooking spray and brown ground turkey. Add taco seasoning mix and water; simmer over low heat until liquid is gone

Make a mound of rice on a plate and top with ground turkey. Layer on toppings. You might also like sour cream and guacamole as toppings.

Taco seasoning:
1 tablespoon chili powder (make sure that salt is not listed as one of the first three ingredients)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1.5 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

In a small bowl, mix together all the spices. Store in an airtight container.