Bean and Rice Burritos

These burritos are cheap and easy enough for a rushed weeknight. Cooking these is mostly waiting: Waiting for the rice to cook, waiting for the burritos to bake, and waiting for them to cool down enough to eat.

Bean and rice burritos sliced open on a plate

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

Cook the rice. Coat the bottom of glass baking dish with some salsa. Reserve 1/2 c salsa and some cheese to sprinkle on top.

When rice is done, add beans, salsa, cheese, and sour cream. Mix well. Divide mixture into tortilla shells. Roll, but do not fold the ends, and place in baking dish with the seam down. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until edges turn golden.

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Here's the ingredients. Not much here, and it comes together simply.

Ingredients for bean and rice burritos

First, we cook the rice. Go check out how to boil rice on a stove top if you need to. Once the rice is cooked, we add all the other ingredients to it.

Cooked rice in a sauce pan on a stove

Beans are canned in water, so we'll need to rinse them before we can add them to the rice.

Can of beans opened on a counter

Dump the beans into a strainer and run water over the beans until the water runs clear.

Black beans in a strainer over a sink

Once the black beans have been rinsed, we can add them to the pot.

Beans added to the pot with rice

Next, the salsa. Add a little bit of salsa to the bottom of the baking dish (about 1/2 cup).

Salsa on the bottom of a glass baking dish

Then pour the rest of the salsa (saving a little to put on top) in with the rice and beans.

Salsa added to the pot with rice and beans

Stir well.

Salsa, beans, and rice mixed together in a pot

Now we can add the sour cream.

Sour cream added to the pot

And then the cheese (but remember to save some to put on top).

Cheese added to the pot

And mix to combine. Our filling is done and we can start rolling burritos!

Cheese and sour cream mixed together with salsa, beans, and rice

Place about 3/4 cup of filling in the middle of the tortilla.

Filling spread on a tortilla

Then roll it up.

Burrito wrapped around filling

And place it in the baking dish, with the seam side down.

Burrito placed in pan on top of salsa

Do this for the rest of the burrito wraps.

Three burritos placed in pan

Once they're all squeezed into the baking dish

All burritos filled in pan

You can top with some cheese, and some of the reserved salsa (which I forgot here).

Cheese on top of burritos in pan

Then pop it in the oven.

Pan full of burritos in the oven

About 20 minutes later, the edges of the tortillas will just be starting to turn golden.

Finished pan of burritos on the counter

Let cool for a few minutes and serve!

Two burritos on a plate

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