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Vegetable Burritos

To add more protein to this vegetarian dish, fold drained and rinsed canned black beans into the rice mixture. Or serve it with Soupy Black Beans.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2005

Ingredients

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 4 bell peppers (red and yellow), ribs and seeds removed, cut into 1-inch-long thin strips
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 6 ounces baby spinach leaves, thinly sliced
  • 4 burrito-size tortillas (10-inch)
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (3 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup prepared salsa, for serving (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/3 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil. Stir in rice and chipotle. Return to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer. Cover; cook until rice is tender, about 45 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, until dry, about 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

  2. Meanwhile, in a roasting pan, toss bell peppers and carrots with oil and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper. Roast, tossing occasionally, until vegetables are fork-tender and lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven; toss with spinach to wilt.

  3. Warm tortillas according to package instructions. Dividing rice, cheese, and vegetables equally among tortillas, wrap burritos. Serve with salsa, if desired.

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