Tarot&Food: Taco Rice for the 2 of Coins

When you are in that mode, cooking can, by necessity, be a last minute, throw it together affair. So you need fast and easy meals that don’t make your budget scream bloody murder.

Yes, yes, I’m on a recipe kick these days. My recipe list, the Pagan Table, has risen from the ashes so cooking is on my mind again. 😀 Today’s recipe is a super-easy, very budget-friendly recipe. Because of that budget-friendly piece, I’m pairing it with the Two of Pentacles.

Why? Well I’m glad you asked! I’ll tell you why now. The Two of Pentacles can be a card that indicates having to juggle personal and professional as well. When you are in that mode, cooking can, by necessity, be a last minute, throw it together affair. So you need fast and easy meals that don’t make your budget scream bloody murder.

This recipe utilizes basic pantry items for the most part. The first time I made this, I had a hungry family staring at me. I panicked because I had failed to pass the grocery store, spend $200 and …well, you know.  So this is what happened when I saw left over taco meat in the fridge.

Arwen’s Taco Rice for the Two of Pentacles

1 lb. hamburger meat
1/4 onion, chopped
1 packet of taco seasoning
2/3 C water
2 cups cooked rice
2/3 cup of cheddar cheese, cubed

Start rice. (1 cup dry to 2 cups water) Fry hamburger and onions. Add taco seasoning and water. Turn down fire and let it simmer while rice finishes. Dump in cooked rice. Now stir. Add cheese. Stir til melted. You can sprinkle with more cheese and then bake this in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes if you like a golden brown, gooey yummy cheese topping.

Suggestion: add sour cream and taco sauce at the table. A green salad goes nicely with this. I think a green salad goes nicely with just about everything. 😀

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