Cajun Red Bean Burritos
Feeling like I'm on FIRE with the recipes this month! I cooked for so long and for often, that for the last year or two I've needed a bit of a break. I've pulled back hugely from sharing recipes and simplified my own cooking style. It was worth it. I feel so much more motivation in the kitchen lately, and so much more creativity. I think a lot of life is like that - it flows in seasons.
We're almost in a new season of the year and it's a season where I want lots of fresh, healthy food available. I've been using my excitement for cooking lately to prep food for my husband and I - it makes grabbing food and going during the week SO much easier! I love simple, easy, inexpensive recipes that can be made in bulk, and RightRice has once again made it easier than ever. These new medley's are so good and so easy to prepare, we end up making one flavor or another several nights a week and packing the leftovers for the next day's lunch!
This recipe whips up quickly and is FREEZABLE! Yo - frozen burritos. YES PLEASE! Just leave out the avocado so it doesn't get mushy and you just meal prepped breakfast for the week!
1 bag RightRice Cajun Spice Medley
1 teaspoon ghee or oil
1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
pinch of salt
1 - 15.5 oz can kidney beans, drained 1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
sliced avocado, optional
fresh chopped cilantro, optional
Prepare RightRice according to instructions. While it sets, prepare the rest of the ingredients.
In a saute pan over medium heat, warm the ghee. Toss in the sliced peppers, onions, and a pinch of salt and saute until soft, about 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a smaller pan, heat the drained kidney beans, garlic powder, paprika and tablespoon of water. Cook over medium until heated through and warm, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
In the oven or over the stovetop, heat your tortilla. Not overly done - you want it soft enough to wrap around your fillings. Once the tortilla is warm, remove from heat and assemble burrito by layering with RightRice, onions and peppers, kidney beans, avocado and cilantro.
Wrap the burrito around the fillings first by folding in the ends, then rolling and wrapping until burrito forms. Enjoy!
**Leftovers are best left in pieces, with burritos being assembles just prior to eating. These burritos DO FREEZE WELL! Just wrap finished burrito in tin foil, place in freezer, and bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes to reheat.