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.
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
  • 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
  • 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!!!