Tasty, convenient, portable—the humble burrito has so many upsides it’s no wonder the classic Mexican comfort food has become a staple of American cuisine. What’s more, burritos are versatile and can easily be adapted to the ingredients you have on hand. With Mahatma® Rice, discover 7 unique burrito recipes that showcase a wide range of influences and ingredients so that the burrito you crave is always within reach. 

30 Minute Burrito Recipes

To start off our journey, let’s begin with breakfast! Burritos are believed to have originated in northern Mexico as a convenient and portable food for people traveling by donkey—hence the name “burrito,” which translates to “little donkey.”

Breakfast Burritos, however, are thought to be an American adaptation created in the state of New Mexico. Whatever the precise origins of the concept may be, no one disputes its deliciousness! Made with Mahatma® White Rice and featuring shredded Monterey Jack cheese, savory luncheon meat, and a spicy salsa kick, these burritos are a glorious way to start the day.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a lunch or dinner option that’s ready in thirty minutes, this Greek Chicken and Turmeric Rice Burrito is ideal. It takes Mahatma® Basmati cooked in savory chicken broth and combines it with traditional Greek ingredients such as tzatziki and feta cheese. The result is a refreshing Mediterranean tribute to a time-honored Mexican culinary tradition. 

Adapting Burrito Ingredients for Rice Bowls

If you find yourself craving a burrito but have run out of tortilla wraps, don’t fret! You can enjoy all the ingredients that you would normally put into a burrito in a delicious rice bowl. Our recipe for Grilled Veggie Burrito Rice Bowls ensures that you don’t miss out on your favorite meal. Ready in 30 minutes, this dish combines popular burrito ingredients—think pinto beans, guacamole, and pico de gallo sauce—into crowd-pleasing, convenient rice bowls. Remember this burrito hack, and—tortillas or not—you’ll never go without!

Grilled Vegetable Burrito Bowl

25 Minute Vegetarian-Friendly Burrito 

If you’re looking to rustle up something for lunch or dinner, this Brown Rice & Black Bean Burrito is a staple of Mexican comfort food cuisine. Packed with protein and ideal for vegetarians, it’s an authentic burrito recipe that’s sure to please lovers of traditional Mexican food. 

20 Minute Burrito Recipes

Part of the beauty of burritos is how flexible they can be. This Japanese-inspired Fusion Sushi Crab Burrito travels east to bring refreshing seafood flavors to the burrito mix. Not only is it a quick and easy burrito recipe, but it is also a great way to incorporate seafood into your diet. At Mahatma® Rice, we believe it’s fun to experiment with flavors, and in this recipe, you’ll love the innovation of using nori wraps in place of tortillas. It’s the perfect recipe to try out with friends. They’re sure to be dazzled by your culinary skills!

15 Minute Burrito Recipe

Have you ever found yourself wondering what to do with leftover meat from the holidays? When sandwiches and soups start to get boring, spice things up with our Turkey and Cilantro Lime Rice Burritos. A recipe that puts leftover meat to good use, this 15-minute dish is a perfect meal for a busy time of year.

10 Minute Burrito Recipe

To cap off our burrito adventure, we bring you a delicious lunch or dinner option you can whip up in just 10 minutes! Yes, that’s right. Your path to a crave-worthy burrito is that easy thanks to Mahatma® Ready to Heat Cilantro Limón Jasmine Rice. Ready in 90 seconds, it provides a flavorful base for this recipe for Shrimp Burritos in Minutes

Tips for Making Perfect Burritos

When it comes to making delicious burritos, there are a few key tips to keep in mind. From teaching you how to choose the right tortillas to walking you through the art of rolling and folding, we’ll help you create the perfect burrito, every time!

Choosing the Right Tortillas

  • Selecting the appropriate tortillas is essential for a successful burrito. Opt for soft, pliable tortillas that can hold all your ingredients without tearing.
  • Corn tortillas work well for a more traditional flavor, while flour tortillas are versatile and easy to work with. 
  • Warm your tortillas slightly before filling them to make them more flexible and prevent cracking.

Rolling and Folding Techniques

  • Place your desired fillings in the center of the tortilla, leaving some space at the edges for folding.
  • Fold the bottom of the tortilla up over the fillings, then fold in the sides to enclose the ingredients.
  • Roll the burrito tightly from the bottom, tucking in the sides as you go, to create a neat package.
  • For a secure seal, brush a little water or oil along the edge of the tortilla before rolling it up.

For an in-depth guide to the art of the burrito, check out our post on How to Make the Perfect Burrito. As always, stay tuned to ourblog for monthly culinary inspiration. At Mahatma® Rice, we believe that food means fun. That’s why we encourage you to get creative in the kitchen and #playwithyourfood!

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