Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Rice and lentil burritos


This is poor-man's meal, as I like to call it. It's also a nice camping/backpacking meal. The overall cost of this meal, is probably less than $.50 a person. I'd guess it to be about $2-4 dollars for the entire meal. The most expensive part is the chicken, which is totally optional, and the cheese. And if you make your own tortillas, then it could be even cheaper.

Here's what you'll need:
  • tortillas
  • cheese
  • rice
  • lentils
  • taco seasoning
  • sour cream
  • 1 chicken breast, cooked and diced or shredded up

Cook your rice and lentil's together. I always have to call my mama when I'm cooking rice, because I can never remember if it's 2x's a much water, or equal parts water. Either way, cook them together. Yes, the lentils will turn your rice a funny brown color, but that won't hurt anything. you can cook them separate if you like, I just hate doing dishes.

I just opened up this rice cooker I got as a wedding gift. . .three years ago. . .I had never used it!! I went through a phase where I HATED rice and would NOT eat it. Now, I like it again. :)

You want your chicken in small chunks, or even shredded up, so it mixes up good.

And of course, a good pile of shredded cheese. This is completely optional, if for example you're backpacking. . .cheese doesn't pack very well.

After your rice and lentils are cooked, mix them together with your taco seasoning and chicken. if you're feeling really poor that day, omit the taco seasoning and chicken, and spoon a little bit of salsa over your burrito to help give it some flavor.

Mmmmm, this freezes really good too, so you could make a large amount and divide it into containers and freeze.

Take your mixture, spoon some into your tortillas, top with sour cream and cheese and enjoy!

Rice and Lentil Burritos
Recipe Courtesy of:
  • Rice (I use 1 cup)
  • Lentils (I use 1 cup)
  • Tortillas
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Taco seasoning mix
  • 1 chicken breast, cooked and diced/shredded
  • Cook the rice and lentils together. When they're done, mix them together with the taco seasoning and chicken. Spoon onto tortillas, and top with sour cream and cheese. Freeze leftovers, or make a larger batch to have plenty to freeze!

"I'm feelin' Poor today" Meal Options: Omit chicken, cheese, and sour cream. Use salsa instead of taco seasoning.


  1. This sounds so very delicious. I love how it all comes together , so many wonderful ingredients! Looks so tasty!

  2. Okay, even when you cook rice and lentils you make it look yummy!
    This is going into my pile of recipes to try!

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  4. Mmmm...looks good! I love anything with rice!

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