Monday, July 29, 2013

80--- Vegetable, Hummus and Wild Rice Freezer Burritos

Since my wee babe joined our lives my hubby and I have consumed an embarrassing number of frozen burritos.

We buy the organic, vegetarian, whole wheat ones.

But still.  They are frozen burritos. And even if the rest of the nutrition profile checks out, they still have an insurmountable amount of sodium in them.  And some CRAZY ingredients.



So as my wee babe napped last weekend, I got to work making my own. 

And I skipped a step.  And it saved me, like, 15 minutes.  Which in the parenting world is close to half of a day, right?  The things that I can now get done in 15 minutes is INSANE.

Which step?  Well mixed all of the ingredients together before I placed them in each burrito.  No layering.  They all get cooked together in there anyways.

Genius.

Vegetable, Hummus and Wild Rice Freezer Burritos
Makes 12

12 large whole grain tortillas (I like the high fiber variety from La Tortilla Factory)
1 tsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, pressed and finely minced
1 zucchini, chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
1/4 cup corn kernels
1/3 cup shelled edamame
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1 1/4 cups cooked wild rice/brown rice combination (follow package instructions- I cooked mine in vegetable broth for extra flavor!)
16 oz hummus (any variety- choose your favorite!)
1/2 cup pine nuts (for crunch)
6 oz shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/4 tsp salt
Dash ground black pepper to taste
Waxed paper or freezer paper

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat.  Add garlic, onions, and carrots and saute for 4 minutes.  Add zucchini, corn, and edamame.  Saute until soft, ~ 7 minutes.  Remove from heat and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, mix together wild rice, hummus, pine nuts, salt and pepper.  Fold in cooked vegetables and mozzarella.


Cut 10-12" pieces of waxed paper.  Place a tortilla onto a square, then add ~1/2 cup filling.  Fold the sides of the burrito inward, then fold the bottom up and the top down (see here for more detailed instructions- see how to roll a small burrito).  Roll each burrito in waxed paper, rolling once, then folding the sides in and finish rolling.  Secure with tape.

Freeze burritos immediately!  

To serve, remove from the freezer, unwrap it, and place in the microwave (No it won't damage your brain cells- it may even make you smarter!  Just kidding.) for 1 1/2 minutes.  Flip over and microwave for additional 1 minute (as you know, microwave times vary).

Nutrition Info per 1 burrito: 300 calories,  12 g fat, 12 g protein, 33 g carbohydrates, 6 g fiber


3 comments:

  1. What a great idea, and I totally agree that 15 minutes equals about half a day in mommy time!

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  2. Awesome. I do something similar, but never thought to put hummus in. Love that! Thanks for the idea.

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    1. You are welcome Hilary! These are still a staple at my house!

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