With exams full steam ahead at the moment I’ve been eating a wonderfully nutritious concoction of baked beans and jam straight out of the jar, so I decided to pull my life together just enough to make some well-deserved delicious food.
This was kind of a makeshift, ‘let’s throw everything in and hope it goes to plan’ sort of recipe, but it turned out amazingly, and I’m pretty proud of it!
Depending on your level of laziness, you can pretty much just used tinned ingredients for this, or if you’re feeling a little more adventurous you can cook the beans, pulses, etc. from scratch (the main benefit of this is that they’re much cheaper to buy dry), which will add a bit longer to your cooking time.
SERVES 6 • PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES • COOK TIME: 30 MINUTES
- 250g dry rice
- 1 tin kidney beans – rinsed and drained
- 1 tin black beans – rinsed and drained (you can pre-cook black beans for 80 minutes if using dry beans)
- 1 tin mixed beans (I used Tesco’s Taco Mix Bean Salad in a Spicy Tomato Sauce)
- ¼ pack of fresh corriander
- 2 tomatoes – diced
- 2 large onions – diced
- 1 large pepper – diced
- ½ cucumber – diced
- 2 cloves garlic – minced
- 3tbsp tomato puree
- 2tbsp smoked paprika
- 2tsp cumin
- 1tsp coriander
- 1tsp salt
- 1tsp pepper
- 1tsp sugar
- 1tsp chilli powder (optional)
- 6 wraps (I use the BFree Quinoa and Chia Seed wraps, which are gluten free and vegan)
- Shredded iceburg lettuce
- Salsa (Ol De Paso’s Salsa is great)
- Dairy Free cheese (Tesco’s Dairy Free Smoked Cheese goes incredibly well with this)
- Optional: Dairy Free Sour Cream – you can buy this, or find recipes for tofu sour cream online.
- Guacamole (optional)
- Cook rice according to the packet, drain, then keep warm (on the lowest heat)
- Heat oil/cooking spray in a large pan and add the onions, pepper and garlic and cook until onions are translucent (3-4 minutes).
- Add tomatoes, sugar, tomato paste and spices, and stir until evenly coated.
- Add in the various tins of beans and stir. Cook for a further 10 minutes, or until cooked.
- Stir the rice into the mixture, and cook for another minute or so.
- Remove from heat, and add the chopped cucumber and fresh coriander (the fresh coriander really makes it).
- Make up your burrito with a wrap, slathered in salsa, guacamole, and lettuce, and top with a generous helping of the burrito mixture, wrap up and get stuck in!
*DISCLAIMER: THIS IS MESSY!
But so worth it…
Whip up a huge batch of this, and reheat just enough for each meal to last you through the week!
WE SHALL NEED A SUBSTANTIALLY NEW WAY OF THINKING IF HUMANITY IS TO SURVIVE.
– ALBERT EINSTEIN, 1953