Black Bean Veggie & Rice Burritos

You’d think that eating WFPB I’d miss things like burritos or nachos more often. Nope! I have plenty of recipes for all sorts of burritos and nachos. One of my favorite, easier-to-make recipes is a combination of two other burritos from Forks Over Knives and The website uses oil to cook, which is a major no-no, and you don’t need the oil to cook the veggies anyway. The Forks Over Knives burrito is super simple to make, but I find it to be too rice-heavy. I like a combination of the two the best! The original recipes for my combined version aren’t spicy at all. If you want to add spice, do a scoop or two of jalapenos, or add a dash of red pepper flakes, or a bit of cayenne pepper.

(My Combined Version) Ingredients:

Servings: about 4-5 tortilla wraps

  • 3 cups black beans (2 15 oz. cans no added salt or oil)
  • 2 bell peppers (Red & Yellow, or your color choice)
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 small shallot, diced
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 large clove garlic, diced
  • ½ cup grape tomatoes (optional, I usually leave them out)
  • ⅔ cup medium salsa
  • 3 tbs. lime juice
  • 1 tbs. cumin
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • ¼ to ½ tsp. cayenne pepper if you want it spicy (optional)
  • Whole wheat tortillas [I use Ezekiel’s]



Combine bell peppers, green onion, shallot, corn, garlic, cumin, lime, and tomatoes/cayenne pepper (if you’re including these) in a large pan over medium heat. Cook for about 7-8 minutes, or until veggies soften. You don’t need to use oil because there is already enough wetness in the veggies, but if you see it’s starting to stick or burn add water a tablespoon at a time.


Add the black beans and salsa, mix well, and heat through for a couple minutes.


Add the cup of cooked rice to the veggie mix. Simmer all together for about 2-3 minutes. 


All done! Wrap in a tortilla shell or eat as-is.


I am not good at posing burritos for pictures.

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