Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Yep, its cold outside still (burrr), but! I thought I would share with you a favorite convenient post workout food: my rice, black bean, corn, tomato and cheese burrito. I call it convenient because they FREEZE really well! And you can make 6 at a time. That's 6 lunches right there! And they are loaded with carbs, so they are great to replace what you just lost during your workout.

Can black beans
Can diced tomatoes
Can whole kernal corn
1 cup of basmati rice
cheddar cheese
large tortilla shells

Start by cooking the rice. I like basmati because it tastes soooooooo much better than standard white rice.
(Do you like the blown out photo?!?!?)

Combine in a pot the cans of black beans, diced tomatoes and corn. Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat to simmer until there is little liquid left.

Combine the rice and bean/tomatoe/corn mixture:

Take 1 cup of the mixture and place in middle of a tortilla, add about 1 oz of shredded cheddar.

Wrap and foil and freeze! (or eat immediately...)

So, the mixture should yield 6 total burritos. If you freeze them, thaw one out by putting it in the fridge overnight, then pull out in the morning, and it should be ready to nuke for 90 seconds in the microsmasher by lunch time. Usually I will eat these after a hard swim.




    Thanks for sharing

  2. Looks great! I think I'll try this one. Speaking of cold... it was -9 this morning here in Iowa.

  3. That looks great!
    Oh yea, I had Britney make the pecan crusted chicken last week, delicious!

  4. Hi little bro,
    I am writing your recipe down right now....we are huge Mexican food fans:) Looks so good!! Thnaks Jon!!

  5. ok, another recipe I am going to try. You are becoming my go-to guy for food ideas. thanks!!

  6. You have the BEST food ideas. I am totally stealing this one. Thanks!

  7. I do something similar, but then add green chilis at the end. It gives them a different flavor that I love...

  8. I make something pretty similar to this on a regular basis - but it never ocurred to me to FREEZE it! Excellent! I think I would add a bit of tofu to mine too :)

  9. Yum! Have you ever used yellow rice? That would be delish.


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