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Vegetarian Rice & Beans Burrito with Queso Sauce is a filling and delicious meal.


Servings

4 serving

Total time

75 minutes

Courses

Dinner


Ingredients

  • 4 flour tortillas ((I use wholegrain tortillas))
  • 1 avocado (- chopped (or guacamole))
  • roasted chickpeas (- (either homemade or store bought would work))
  • sour cream (- for serving)
  • 1 cup Rice (Long grain)
  • 1 onion (- small, chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (, finely minced)
  • 1 jalapeno (- finely chopped)
  • roasted chickpeas (Frozen or 2~3 cups fresh , chopped)
  • roasted chickpeas (kernels (fresh or frozen))
  • to taste Salt Pepper (&)
  • 1 cup Pinto Beans (, cooked)
  • 1 onion (- small, chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (- , finely minced)
  • roasted chickpeas (of a small , finely chopped)
  • roasted chickpeas (puree)
  • roasted chickpeas (Ground)
  • roasted chickpeas
  • to taste Salt Pepper (&)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 shallot (- small, finely chopped)
  • 1 cloves garlic (, finely minced)
  • roasted chickpeas (of a small , finely chopped)
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • roasted chickpeas
  • 2 tbsps cream cheese
  • roasted chickpeas ((Cheddar, Monterey Jack etc), grated)
  • to taste Salt Pepper (&)


Method

  1. Make Rice: Heat 1tbsp oil in a heavy bottomed pan; add onion, jalapeno, garlic and cook till onions turn translucent. Next add the spinach and corn, cook for 3~4 minutes.
  2. Add the rice and 1½~2cups of rice (adjust the quantity of water depending on the type of rice used), bring to a boil, lower the heat, cover and simmer for 15~20 minutes or until rice is cooked through. Set aside to cool.
  3. Make Pinto beans: Heat 2tsp oil in a pan, add onion, jalapeno and garlic; cook for 3~4 minutes.
  4. Next add chili powder, ground cumin and tomato puree. Cook for 2~3 minutes.
  5. Add the cooked pinto beans and season with salt & pepper. Add some water if the mixture looks too thick, simmer for 5~10 minutes.
  6. Make Queso Sauce: In a sauce pan, melt butter and add shallot, garlic and jalapeno. Cook for 2~3 minutes.
  7. Season with salt & pepper. Next add corn starch and cook for a minute.
  8. Stir in the milk and let the mixture bubble for a minute. Add cream cheese and cheese, mix well until the cheese melts. Turn off the heat and keep ready.
  9. To make Burritos: Lay the tortilla flat on a surface. Place some rice in the lower half of the tortilla, top it with the beans, then salsa, followed by queso sauce and some avocado pieces. Fold the lower half of the tortilla over the filling, tuck the edges in and flip it over to make the burrito roll. Cut the burrito in half and serve.

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