Healthy Hearty Burritos


What is a Burrito?  A food presentation given to the world by Mexico.  It consists of a large wheat flour tortilla with a filling, wrapped into a closed-ended cylinder, in contrast to a taco, where the tortilla is simply folded around the filling. In Mexico, meat and refried beans are sometimes the only fillings.  In other parts of the world, burrito fillings may include a combination of ingredients such as Mexican-style rice or plain rice, beans or refried beans, lettuce, salsa, meat, guacamole, cheese, sour cream and various vegetables.

Cooking Method

Cook brown rice in microwave and steam the broccoli and heat the chicken strips.  Do not overcook.  Reserve hot.

Warm tortillas in a microwave for 10 seconds.

To build 1 burrito: Place ½  cup of chicken on the bottom third of each tortilla, followed by ½ cup of brown rice, then ½ cup of broccoli.

Evenly sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese over the broccoli.

Repeat steps 1 through 4 using remaining tortillas and ingredients.

Roll each tortilla into a burrito, forming a larger size burrito. Cut each burrito in half, on an angle, and serve hot.

Ingredients Serves 4
Flour Tortillas 4
Grilled chicken strips 2 cups
Brown rice, microwaveable 1 1/2 cups
Broccoli steamed 1 1/2 cups
Cheddar Cheese, shredded 2 cups