Connecticut wic program

This recipe provided by Connecticut Department of Public Health WIC and SNAP-Ed

4.41 from 5 votes
Bean and Rice Burritos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Vegetarian burritos with zesty salsa
Course: Mains & Sides
Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked/boiling bag or instant brown rice (WIC approved)
  • 1 small onion (chopped) (WIC approved)
  • 2 cups cooked kidney beans or one 15 oz. can (rinsed, drained) (WIC approved)
  • 8 whole wheat totillas (6-8 inches) (WIC approved)
  • 1/2 cup Salsa
  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese (shredded) or 1/2 cup shredded cheese (WIC approved)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300° degrees.
  2. Peel the onion, and chop it into small pieces.
  3. Drain the liquid from the cooked (or canned) kidney beans.
  4. Mix the rice, chopped onion, and beans in a bowl.
  5. Put each tortilla on a flat surface.
  6. Put ½ cup of the rice and bean mix in the middle of each tortilla.
  7. Fold the sides of the tortilla to hold the rice and beans.
  8. Put each filled tortilla (burrito) in the baking pan.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes.
  10. While the burritos are baking, shred the 2 ounces of cheese.
  11. Pour the salsa over the baked burritos. Add cheese.
  12. Serve the burritos warm.
Notes

Cooking Dry Beans (makes 2 cups cooked) 1 cup dried beans 5 cups water   Choose one of the following ways to soak your beans: * Hot Soak: Hot soaking helps reduce intestinal gas. For each cup of dry beans, add 5 cups hot water; heat to boiling and let boil 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and set aside for up to 4 hours. * Quick Soak: For cup of dry beans, add 5 cups hot water; heat to boiling and let boil 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and set aside for at least one hour. * Overnight Soak: For each cup dry beans, add 5 cups cold water and let soak overnight, or at least 8 hours. Cook: Drain soaking water and rinse beans. Cover beans with fresh water. Simmer for 1½ to 2 hours until tender. Recipe adapted from http://www.whatscooking.fns.usda.gov/recipes/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap/bean-and-rice-burritos This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP. SNAP helps low income people buy nutritious food for a better diet. To get more information contact the CT Department of Social Services at 1- (855) 626-6632 or WWW.CT.gov/dss . USDA does not endorse any products, services, or organizations. Provided by Department of Public Health in partnership with the University of Saint Joseph. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.