Burritos: Vegetarian Edition

Some students seem very unwilling to cook their own meals at the risk of being too boring or unadventurous. However, as a student myself, I am always up for trying something new. Food is always something I’ve been very picky with and I understand the fuss cooking comes with. I make this recipe a lot and in all honesty, it will go with pretty much every carb. (Which is perfect for a student diet and budget) All of the ingredients for this recipe are cheap, they are things that are usually stored in the cupboard and another bonus, it is freezable! This recipe is typically for vegetarians, but I add chicken to just about everything I cook.

Guacamole Method:

  1. Start making the Guacamole by cutting the avocado in half and scooping out the innards into a bowl.
  2. Mash the avocado (Leaving some lumps) and add the juice of a lemon before mixing.
  3. Add half a diced red onion into the mix and stir well before tightly wrapping and putting in the fridge before serving.
  4. Cut up a tomato and gently cut out the pulp before cutting into small squares and adding to the guacamole before serving.
  5. Just before serving, add a teaspoon of olive oil to further bind the mixture. Now should be perfect and ready to eat!

Burrito Method:

  1. After prepping all the vegetables, how stated or however you would prefer, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a saucepan or wok.
  2. Boil some water and make sure the rice is cooking whilst the vegetables are cooking. (Make sure the rice is slightly Al Dente because it will continue to cook with the vegetables)
  3. Firstly start cooking the garlic and onion and wait until softened.
  4. Once soft and browned, add the pepper and cook until soft.
  5. Add the dried ingredients to season and half a cup of water to combine all of the ingredients.
  6. Add the tomato pureé to slightly thicken up the sauce.
  7. Add the rice to the pan and mix thoroughly, whilst adding more seasoning and 2 tablespoons of water. Leave to cook for 5-10 minutes on a low heat.
  8. 5 more minutes before serving, add half a can of kidney beans to finish off the rice mixture.
  9. When the rice is done, begin to construct the wrap! Add the cheese, rice mix, spinach and all sauces and fold into the perfect wrap!
  10. Finally, garnish with dips (Your Guacamole!) and even doritos if wanted and enjoy!

This recipe is perfect for students! It is quick, easy and cheap to make. Even suitable for freezing if you make too much, which often happens. The total cost for the ingredients for this recipe was £7.50, which can often all be found in your cupboard anyway (Saves money in the long run!) and because this serves 3-5 people, a total cost of £1.50 per portion. Who said a student budget cannot be fun to cook with?

Watch the video tutorial here!

Happy Cooking!

Charlotte Rogers

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