Vegetarian Burritos

It’s rich, it’s velvety, and it pairs marvelously with dry cheese.  It comes from Napa but it’s not wine.  It’s Borlotti.

This week we decided to try the famous Rancho Gordo heirloom beans.  I got a trial bag at the Ferry Building farmers market just to find out that Amazon’s price is the same (I’m including the shipping costs)…  I guess the advantage of shopping locally is in not having your food delivered by your local UPS guy?

Today I made a burrito.  This recipe is meant to use whatever vegetables are left in the fridge along with the main ingredients (Borlotti,brown rice, and guacamole).  Check out what I had to work with.

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For rice:

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cubed
  • ¼ cup frozen sweet peas
  • ¼ cup frozen sweet corn
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp salt

For beans:

  • 1 cup of beans, soaked overnight
  • Salt to taste
  • Water

For burrito:

  • Fresh guacamole
  • Fresh salsa
  • Fresh kale, finely chopped
  • ½ bunch cilantro
  • 3 radishes, chopped
  • 1 avocado, seed removed, peeled, and sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • Garden spinach herb wraps


Make rice: on a frying pan heat up the olive oil.  Place rice on it, and steer, until it starts getting darker (about 5 minutes).  Transfer the rice into a rice maker.  Add water, tomato sauce, sweet peas, corn, cumin, and salt.  Cook, according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Make beans: boil on low heat the soaked beans for about 30 minutes.  Add salt to taste.  Once the beans are soft, drain the water.

Preheat a grill.

Assemble the burrito: soften up the wrap over steam.  We usually boil about ¼ cup of water in a frying pan, covered by a splatter screen.  Place the wrap on the screen for a little less than a minute.Spread some guacamole over the wrap, and place the burrito ingredients on the end, closest to you.  Start rolling the burrito, tucking the filling into the wrap.  Once the filling is covered, fold the sides, and continue to roll the burrito.We like it crispy, so I let the roll cook on the grillfor about 1 mintue.We paired these babies with Napa (but of course!)  Zinfandel , and enjoyed it tremendously! 


  1. gageier says:

    Guten Abend,habe das Rezept gelesen,das wäre das richtige für unsere Enkelkinder wäre ja mal was anderes,tolles Gericht da lacht der Vegetarier.schönen Abend noch sei herzlichst gegrüsst Klaus

  2. nancycg56 says:

    These look so good ~ I think even Mr. Meat Eater would love them…as long as leave out the corn, LOL! Thank you for posting!!

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  3. Ben Leib says:

    These look delicious. I love Mexican and Mexican inspired food. I recently had the pleasure of eating homemade sopes – amazing.

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