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.
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.
- 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
- Sriracha sauce
- Shredded cheese
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.
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).
You can start the butter in the pan on low while you mix up the eggs.
Crack the eggs into a bowl.
And then whip them together with a fork using a folding motion.
A bit of milk adds some creaminess (though this may be cargo-cult knowledge, and I need to try without it)
Now the butter is ready.
So we can add the eggs.
Keep the heat on low, and keep stirring to cook the eggs evenly.
Near the end of the cooking, while the eggs still look moist, add the salt and pepper.
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.
Warm the tortilla up in the microwave for 10-20 seconds to make it pliable.
Add some rice
Add some eggs
Spice it up with some Sriracha
And finish it off with some cheese
Wrap up the burrito by folding the bottom up, then the sides in, then rolling the bottom over the top.