Thursday, June 11, 2015

Rice & Beans Burrito

After a delicious Honduran Breakfast, how about a Burrito for lunch? Burrito is a type of Mexican and Tex-Mex food,consisting of a wheat flour tortilla wrapped or folded into a cylindrical shape to completely enclose the filling.  The flour tortilla is usually lightly grilled or steamed, to soften it and make it more pliable.
Today's recipe can be assembled as you watch your favorite show on the TV or guiding your kiddo in his homework or just enjoying your ME time. 
The filling again can be very versatile and you can almost stuff whatever you like, but see to that you have one or other variety of beans and something saucy to hold the filling and keep it saucy,  so it doesn't turn dry and parchy while eating. 
I made some garlic rice using leftover rice and boiled some mixed lentils with little salt and for the sauce i made a mild salsa like using onions and tomatoes. 
Though the steps might look lengthy, all it took was 10 minutes to make the rice and the sauce. The Tortilla dough, i had leftover from yesterday's balaeda. So, i just rolled out some fresh tortilla with that and then packed everything before lunch.
Ingredients
1 cup mixed sprouts (or any beans of your choice), pre-soaked 

Preparing the Beans
  • Mixed sprouts should be soaked atleast 8 hours and  pressure cooked with salt until soft. 
  • I cooked the sprouts in the Microwave for 15 minutes. Drain the excess liquid and keep aside
For Garlic rice
1 cup cooked rice
3 cloves of garlic
1 Large onion
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
salt to taste
Method
  • Chop onions and garlic finely. Heat a pan with 1 tsp oil, add the chopped onion and garlic. Saute until the onions turn a bit brown. 
  • Add the cooked rice and saute well. Add the pepper powder and salt. Mix and take it off the stove. Keep aside until use
For the Tomato Salsa
1 Large onion
2 Large Tomatoes
1/2 tsp red chili powder
salt to taste
Method
  • Chop the onions fine. Wash and chop the tomatoes into cubes. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan. add onions and saute until translucent. 
  • Next add tomatoes and 1/4 cup of water. Add red chili powder and salt. Cover and cook for 10 minutes for the tomatoes to turn soft and mushy.
  • Remove the cover and cook until all the liquid is absorbed and the salsa is almost dry. Take it off the stove and keep aside until use.
Assembling the Burrito
Video link on how to roll a burrito
  • Place a tortilla on flat surface. Place 3 tbsp of garlic rice, 3 tbsp of sprouts, 3 tbsp of salsa one by one on one side of the tortilla, leaving an inch gap from the edges of the tortilla.
  • Roll once covering the filling, close one side on top of the fold and continue rolling, keeping one side open.
  • Wrap an alu-foil at one of the roll, to ease holding and also for securing the wrap. Serve warm and enjoy!!!


17 comments:

  1. Rice and beans burrito sounds so filling and yum.Nice clicks..

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  2. Very interesting ! Like the addition of rice to the burrito. Healthy and delicious treat.

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  3. looks like a takeout from restaurant...healthy burrito...

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  4. You have created an interesting filling for burritos.

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  5. Super delicious burrito..I am sure this will be such a delicious one to enjoy!

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  6. Wish u pack me some burrito, wat a fabulous filling.. loving it.

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  7. A complete meal ..Love the little hands holding the burrito :)

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  8. you are killing me with your Mexican treats !! I love those cute ramekins too :-) and of the kiddo holding that wrap !

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  9. Lovely dish Priya and filling too.But my eyes are on the lil one holding it and those colored ramekins ;)

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  10. Love the sprouted beans Priya! The clicks are amazing and this is absolutely my favorite dish :)

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  11. Adding sprouts to rice is such a healthy & nutritious twist to burritos. Love the Indian spin to Mexican burritos. Very innovative indeed.

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  12. I have all the ingredients at home. I will use our regular chapatti to make these ..Thanks a lot

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  13. Seems like a takeaway from a restaurant. Lovely clicks. Excellent idea!!!

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  14. Healthy and tasty lunch option on the go!

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