Mickey's Okinawa Taco Rice and Cheese TRC

"After much trial and error, I've finally got it."
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  • 2 lbs 80% lean ground beef (80/20, the cheap kind in the tube is best)
  • 1 12 ounces mccormick mild taco seasoning
  • 14 cup old el paso original taco seasoning mix
  • 1 12 teaspoons Accent seasoning (Mickey's secret ingredient. It will not taste the same without it)
  • 2 cups white rice (uncooked)
  • 5 12 cups water
  • 1 lb shredded mild cheddar cheese (large shreds, find the one that looks like government cheese)


  • Put the white rice and four cups of water in the rice cooker, add 1 teaspoon of Accent flavor enhancer, stir and cook.
  • Brown the ground chuck, drain most but not all the grease.
  • Mix the two types of taco seasoning in a bowl with 1 1/2 cups of water, add 1/2 teaspoon of accent flavor enhancer, stir and pour over ground beef. Simmer for five minutes.
  • Place steamed rice in large casserole pan, spread taco meat over rice, top with cheese.
  • Serve on paper plate with plastic spoon for full effect. Top with favorite hot sauce.

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  1. We were at Camp Hansen in 1989-90 and have been making this for years now. I couldn't use the two types of seasonings because only one is available. I also used a sticky rice. I made this one night, and thought, I wonder if anyone else has tried this fine cuisine. Aaah, memories.
  2. My husband was stationed in Okinawa and he kept telling me he wanted this dish so bad. THANK YOU! I made it and he was a happy happy camper! Delicious!
  3. My husband was stationed at Camp Hansen in 1988-89. We've been trying to make Taco Rice for decades and this recipe is a winner! He remembers the original being a bit spicier but we added Sriracha sauce and that did the trick! Also, I used Dynasty Jasmine rice, from the ethic foods aisle in the grocery and just followed the package directions. It has a nice sticky texture. Excellent reproduction
  4. I am looking forward to trying this. I've tried to recreate it since 1993 when I got out. First tour of Hansen was 1990-91. Second tour was Foster 92-93. Used to drive to Kin just for mickeys. I liked it with ketchup and Crystal hot sauce.
  5. Camp Hansen 1998-2000. Funny a bunch of folks from Camp Hansen. Right outside the gate you could get a Taco Rice With Cheese. Very close to this. I add some Ortega at the end, on top. Thats not OG though... Nothin like a Taco Rice and Cheese with a large Ice Tea. I cant remember the old Tea brand... Good times!



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