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Monday, March 16, 2009

Chicken and Rice Wraps

I made these for a coworker who would be having surgery, so she'd have something easy to grab for lunch while at home recovering. I had one or two that I couldn't fit in the bag for her, so I kept them for my husband. As soon as he tried one, he requested that I make more. A lot more! These are easy to make and keep on hand in the freezer for a quick lunch. I added a few things to the recipe, and tweaking to our liking since we use brown rice made in the rice cooker rather than instant white rice. Either way - these rock!

Chicken and Rice Wraps
Adapted from WC Freezer Friendly Recipes

~1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
~2 cups cooked brown rice
~2 cups salsa
~1 packet or 3 tablespoons taco seasoning (recipe follows)
~4 cups cooked, shredded chicken
~1/2 cup shredded mexican cheese blend
~8-12 tortillas

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Scoop into tortillas and fold into a burrito shape. Wrap with foil and freeze in a freezer bag. To re-heat, unwrap from foil and microwave until heated through (about two minutes), flipping over halfway through.

Taco Seasoning
From Allrecipes

~ 1 tablespoon chili powder
~ 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
~ 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
~ 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
~ 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
~ 1/2 teaspoon paprika
~ 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin (we use coriander)
~ 1 teaspoon sea salt
~ 1 teaspoon black pepper


Anonymous said...

Oh yum, those look sooooo good. My husband has been on a tortilla kick lately, so this looks perfect!

Patty said...

These look great! I'll definitely have to try them!

Mary Ellen said...

These look delicious. I just saw a contest you should enter - it's for the best brown bag lunch!

Sophie said...

The mix works great, I've actually followed that recipe before :). It was sweet of you to make these for your friend, they do make the perfect grab-and-go lunch!

Liesl said...

These looks so good!! I think I am going to make them for dinner tonight!

Kelsey said...

These look wonderful! I've got to add these in to my list of things to keep on hand. Thanks!