Simple Breakfast Burritos

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After Oven Chicken Fajitas, I had some extra tortillas laying around. A common problem, with a satisfying solution: Breakfast burritos!

This time, I decided to add some Sriracha to the mix. It turned out surprisingly well, though it was a bit of a flavor shock. Taco sauce or pico de gallo might have been less weird.

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The best thing about tortillas is you can basically put anything inside them. Even mac and cheese and hot dogs (which is delicious, by the way). Apple pie filling and cheddar cheese make a good quesadilla. And all sorts of other fun things.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 eggs (1 per tortilla/serving)
  • 1 c (uncooked) rice (1/4 c per tortilla)
  • 2 c water (twice as much as the rice)
  • 1/4 c milk
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Shredded cheese

Instructions

In a medium saucepan with a cover, start boiling the water for the rice. When the water comes to a boil, add the rice, bring back to a boil, and reduce heat to low to let simmer for about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, scramble the eggs in a bowl, and then add the milk. Melt the butter in a skillet over low heat. When the butter is melted, add the eggs. Add some salt and pepper, and stir until firm but still a bit glossy.

The rice is done when all of the water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork, and let sit for another minute or two.

Warm up the tortilla in a microwave for 10-20 seconds. Combine rice, egg, sriracha, and shredded cheese. Close the tortilla by folding up from the bottom, then fold in the sides, and finish by rolling upwards.

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Ingredients

One of the two major benefits to knowing how to cook is being able to improvise out of what's in the kitchen (the other is being able to improvise out of what's on sale at the store).

Butter in the pan

You can start the butter in the pan on low while you mix up the eggs.

Cracked eggs

Crack the eggs into a bowl.

Scrambled eggs

And then whip them together with a fork using a folding motion.

Add milk

A bit of milk adds some creaminess (though this may be cargo-cult knowledge, and I need to try without it)

Butter ready

Now the butter is ready.

Add the eggs

So we can add the eggs.

Eggs frying

Keep the heat on low, and keep stirring to cook the eggs evenly.

Add salt and pepper

Near the end of the cooking, while the eggs still look moist, add the salt and pepper.

Eggs done

The eggs are done when they're firm, but still look a bit wet. They'll continue to cook a bit in their own heat, so if they look dry, they're overdone.

A tortilla

Warm the tortilla up in the microwave for 10-20 seconds to make it pliable.

Some rice

Add some rice

Some eggs

Add some eggs

Some Sriracha

Spice it up with some Sriracha

Some cheese

And finish it off with some cheese

Wrapped up

Wrap up the burrito by folding the bottom up, then the sides in, then rolling the bottom over the top.

Glamour shot

And enjoy!

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