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Quick Bean and Rice Burritos

These hearty and zippy burritos can be whipped up in a jiffy. —Kimberly Hardison, Maitland, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant brown rice
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 1 cup salsa
  • Optional toppings: Reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese and reduced-fat sour cream


  • In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add rice. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Let stand until water is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute green pepper and onion in oil until tender, 3-4 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the chili powder, cumin and pepper flakes until combined. Add beans and rice; cook and stir until heated through, 4-6 minutes.
  • Spoon about 1/2 cup of filling off-center on each tortilla; top with 2 tablespoons salsa. Fold sides and ends over filling and roll up. Serve with cheese and sour cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 290 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 504mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein.

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    Feb 12, 2020

    Followed the recipe for the most part. I did not use instant rice, just normal rice. Wow, this was bland and flavorless. Just an FYI: it makes way too much for one person to eat.

  • BellaTerra66
    Dec 8, 2018

    I add a little corn. If you use frozen corn, it's easy. If you add canned corn, use some and freeze the rest.

  • abbasgael
    Oct 22, 2015

    it was edible

  • kaufmle
    Feb 8, 2015

    Sometimes the best recipes are the most simple. I made this for me and my honey for the Super Bowl and we both loved them. I am veg and he is not so I needed to find something we would both enjoy. Will make this again.

  • Tamelastar
    Oct 17, 2013

    I made this and the whole family loved it!

  • deannaj59
    May 10, 2013

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  • glo-star
    Feb 22, 2013

    I just made it and......I looooved it! I went back for seconds. I will definitely be making this regularly! Thanks so much for this tasty treat. Yummy!

  • bookhamster
    Jan 30, 2013

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  • nigols
    Dec 5, 2012

    We all liked this, sorry I added more garlic, as we prefer plenty of garlic, apart from that did as I was told and it tasted great. Will do again, made plenty froze some , then later in the week did more wraps still tasted good

  • dmrichards1
    Oct 25, 2012

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