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3.75 from 8 votes

Bean and Rice Burritos

Vegetarian burritos with zesty salsa
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
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

  • Preheat oven to 300° degrees.
  • Peel the onion, and chop it into small pieces.
  • Drain the liquid from the cooked (or canned) kidney beans.
  • Mix the rice, chopped onion, and beans in a bowl.
  • Put each tortilla on a flat surface.
  • Put ½ cup of the rice and bean mix in the middle of each tortilla.
  • Fold the sides of the tortilla to hold the rice and beans.
  • Put each filled tortilla (burrito) in the baking pan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • While the burritos are baking, shred the 2 ounces of cheese.
  • Pour the salsa over the baked burritos. Add cheese.
  • 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.