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Healthy Homemade Frozen Burritos

Make a batch of these healthy rice and bean burritos and freeze for on-the-go lunch or busy dinner nights.

  • Author: by Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD
  • Yield: 8 servings. 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika, optional
  • 1 (15 ounce can) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6 ounces Colby Jack or Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • 8 whole wheat tortillas (recipe for Homemade Wheat Tortillas)

Instructions

  1. Cook rice according to package. Cool slightly
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil.
  3. Add garlic and pepper, stir frequently and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika; stir and cook an additional minute.
  5. Add in black beans and heat through for about 2 minutes.
  6. Add rice, mix together well and cook for about another 2 minutes until everything is heated through.
  7. Remove from heat and mix in cheese.
  8. To make burritos, spread about 1/8th of bean and rice mixture down the middle of tortilla. Fold each end slightly and roll lengthwise.
  9. To freeze: wrap each burrito in foil or simply stack in plastic freezer bag.
  10. To reheat: place in 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes in foil OR remove foil and heat on HIGH in microwave for about 1 minute.

Notes

Adapted from Kirstin @ Troyers Loving Life’s Homemade Frozen Burritos