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Rice and Black Bean Burritos

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Categories: Vegetarian
Type: Sandwiches

Burritos are so simple and so popular -- it must be that enduring combination of rice, beans, and cheese!

Serves: Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 cups canned black beans, drained
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1/3 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped green chilies
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 6 low-fat flour tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded nonfat cheddar cheese

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Directions:

  1. Spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray.
  2. Add beans, salsa, tomatoes and chilies to skillet; cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until heated through.
  3. Add rice and mix well.
  4. Divide filling among tortillas; top with cheese.
  5. Roll tortillas up burrito style and place seam-side down on plate.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze until firm. Store burritos in individual plastic freezer bags.
  7. To reheat: Place in microwave-safe dish and heat on High 1 to 2 minutes per burrito. Serve with additional salsa, nonfat sour cream and chopped green onions.
Tips:
  • Calcium-rich cheddar cheese promotes healthy heart, brain, muscle and nervous system function.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from Cook Once, Eat for a Week by Jyl Steinback. Copyright © 2003 by Family Fit Lifestyle, an Arizona Corporation.

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