Low Calorie Recipe for Rice & Bean Burritos
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Rice & Bean Burrito: Rice + Refried Beans + Flour Tortilla + Cheese = Low Calorie Rice & Bean Burritos
A dynamite low calorie recipe for Rice & Bean Burritos - and it's so simple to prepare. Can also be prepared ahead of time and reheated when you're ready to eat.
Ingredients in Diet Bites' Low Calorie, Low Fat Rice & Bean Burritos
1 flour tortilla (100 calories)
1/2 cup of refried OR mashed beans (60 calories)
1/8 cup of cooked white rice (instant or regular - about 25 calories)
1 slice of cheese OR a bit of shredded cheese (70 calories)
To prepare our low calorie, low fat Rice & Bean Burritos, warm the flour tortilla in the microwave between two damp towels. Should only take a second. Next, smear on the warm beans. Top with cheese and fold into a burrito.
For a crunchy burrito - assemble your burrito and cook on low heat using cooking spray or 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Using butter flavored cooking spray adds a buttery bite to the burrito.
Add a bit of sautéed chopped onions and/or chopped cilantro to the burrito. Adding a bit of ground cumin and/or chili powder to the beans will also spice-up your burrito.
Other tasty go-good-together's include: light sour cream, salsa, picante sauce, a variety of peppers, sun-dried tomatoes. My mom loves to tuck the following inside of her cooked burritos: chopped lettuce, chopped tomatoes and chopped onions.
The Calorie Count & Satiety Powers
This recipe produces 1 serving and the basic recipe contains about 255 calories. This burrito is very big and will go a long way in satisfying appetite as the beans contain a healthy splash of fiber - as well as protein.
Enjoy with 1/2 cup of low calorie Spanish Rice.
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