Recipe by Netgirl's Healthy Cookbook
Since beans and rice together make a complete protein (http://www.vegez.com/shopper/beans.asp), this recipe is great for breakfast. It make a lot and is good to have on hand for ready-made meals from the refrigerator or freezer. It is adapted from Breaking the Food Seduction: The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings---And 7 Steps to End Them Naturally.
Top Review by LonghornMama
Thank you for posting! This is my favorite recipe from Neal Barnard's book, and it makes a wonderful and healthy breakfast. The burritos freeze well, so don't hesitate to make a full batch. Thanks for sharing!
- 3 cups black beans (amount after cooking and draining) or 3 cups no-salt-added black beans (canned, rinsed and drained)
- 3 cups cooked brown rice
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 bell peppers, diced (red, orange, or yellow)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon minced garlic clove
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 10 cremini mushrooms or 10 button mushrooms, sliced
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 1⁄2 cup salsa (no-salt-added, if you can find it)
- pepper, to taste
- hot sauce, to taste (low sodium, such as Jake & Amos)
- salt (optional) or tamari, to taste (optional)
- 12 lavash bread (make sure the tortillas are lard-free) or 12 wheat flour tortillas (make sure the tortillas are lard-free)
Directions See How It's Made
- Soak beans overnight, if using dried.
- Cook beans, if using dried.
- Cook brown rice.
- Heat water and oil in a large saucepan.
- When hot, add onion and saute until soft.
- Add bell pepper, garlic, and cumin and cook 2 minutes more, adding more water, if necessary to prevent sticking.
- Stir in beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, and salsa.
- Cook about 10 minutes, until mushrooms are soft.
- Warm the amount of lavash breads or tortillas you are using.
- Add rice and pepper, hot sauce, and salt or tamari (if using).
- Spoon onto the lavash or tortilla, allowing room for rolling into the burrito shape.
- Freeze any filling you won't use by the end of the week in individual portions.