Vegetarian Wet Burritos are a simple grains mix and beans enlivened with Mexican spices, wrapped in a tortilla and smothered in green enchilada sauce. Eat with a knife and fork.
Sometimes the discovery of a new product can spark the culinary imagination just enough to nudge us out of a cooking rut.
I was looking for healthy grains and came across a new-to-me box near the rice in the grocery store. Called Minute Multi-Grain Medley, it is a mix of parcooked brown rice, red rice, wild rice and quinoa, and that’s all. Nothing else: no preservatives, no anti-caking agents (whatever that is), no salt, no sugar. Just four grains, and it cooks up in 10 minutes, on the stove or in the microwave. (Sometimes I make this up the day before, so it is ready and waiting for use when the work day is done.) It’s gluten-free, as well, in case that matters to you.
I seasoned it with a few things from my own spice cabinet, and used it to stuff burritos. A can of green enchilada sauce looked good to pour over them, and then I gave them a quick re-heat in the oven to get everything bubbly.
With the addition of the sauce, they became fork-and-knife burritos, as opposed to hand-held burritos. We loved them!
How to make Vegetarian Wet Burritos
We start with the grains blend. To make this fast, I’m using a Multi-Grain Medley that I discovered made by Minute (the people who make Minute Rice). It’s par-cooked, and comes dry in a packet, so you just basically heat it with water to rehydrate it. It has brown rice, red rice, wild rice and quinoa in it. All of those things cook for different lengths of time, so I think they par-cooked them so all would emerge done from your pot at 10 minutes. I find it very useful and nutritious, and it has nothing in it but those grains, so you can take it in any flavor direction you want to go. In today’s recipe, I’m amping it up with some Mexican spices.
Once the grains are done, it’s a quick assembly. Mix beans into the rice for a more complete protein. Get 4 large tortillas, portion out the rice-bean mixture between them, and sprinkle on some shredded cheese. Lay them in a baking dish, pour over the green chile enchilada sauce, sprinkle with a bit more cheese, and bake until bubbly.
Dinner is served!
How to serve Vegetarian Wet Burritos
–You don’t need much else to make it a satisfying dinner. Add some cut fresh fruit like pineapple or mango to the plate, along with a simple green salad, and you’re good to go.
This recipe was originally published April 30, 2014 and has been refreshed and republished today.
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