After an overly indulgent weekend involving hot dogs, hamburgers and a ridiculous brunch, I’ve been enjoying some clean eating this week.
I whipped up this quick and tasty burrito using ingredients already in my pantry, freezer and what few fresh ingredients I had hanging around in the fridge.
Cooking the wild rice with a bit of light coconut milk gives it a wonderful flavor. Frozen corn, canned beans and sweet potato provide lots of good fiber and protein.
Before wrapping it up, I added a small handful of cheddar cheese on top for good measure, a few dollops of low-fat Greek yogurt in place of sour cream, some fresh cilantro and a few dashes of Texas Pete, my hot sauce of choice.
Easy weekday dinner idea: Cook up the veggies and store leftovers in the fridge. Burrito assembly takes only a couple of minutes: 1 minute to reheat filling in the microwave, 1 to assemble and oila, dinner is served.
coconut bean wild rice burrito
Serves about 6
- 1/2 cup wild rice
- 1 1/2 cups (12 fluid ounces) light coconut milk, divided (1/2 cup for rice, remaining for filling)
- water per rice cooking instructions, less 1/2 cup for coconut milk substitution
- 1 cup sweet potato, chopped into cubes
- 1 cup sweet corn, frozen or canned
- 1 cup beans (black, pinto, kidney, navy), drained and rinsed
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2-3 dashes red pepper (cayenne)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- juice from 1/2 lime
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (Mexican blend works well too)
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- favorite hot sauce & Greek yogurt
- 6 flour tortillas (whole wheat or regular)
Read cooking instructions for wild rice before measuring liquid since each variety varies. Substitute 1/2 cup of coconut milk for 1/2 cup of water and cook according to package directions. Set aside when done.
Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Cook sweet potatoes 7-10 minutes, until fork-tender but not mushy. Add cooked rice, remaining coconut milk, corn, beans, cumin, ground ginger, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, lime juice and salt. Sauté an additional 5 minutes until heated throughout.
Portion ~1/3-1/2 cup veggie filling per tortilla. Sprinkle with cheese while still hot and top with Greek yogurt, cilantro and hot sauce if desired. Fold left and right edges of the tortilla in towards middle and roll tortilla away from you to form the burrito. Enjoy!