Cooking with The Mommy-Files – Chicken & Rice Burritos
For the month of February, we will be featuring Mexican Recipes on The Mommy-Files – ranging from main entrees to appetizers to non-alcoholic drinks to desserts!
For the first day, I chose to do something somewhat simple but still authentic! I made Chicken and Rice Burritos! They were really good and took a little longer than I thought, but then again, I was recording the video along with cooking the recipe!
1/2 cup long grain white rice
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 14 1/2 oz can of diced tomatoes with juice
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
5 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
4 tbsp sour cream
8 8×10-inch fresh flour tortillas
1 – Bring water to boil in a saucepan. Once boiling, add the rice and cook for 8 minutes. Drain, rinse, and then drain again.
2 – Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion, with the ground cloves and oregano, and fry for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the rice and tomatoes and cook over low heat until all the tomato juice has been absorbed. Set the pan aside.
3 – Cut the chicken breasts in half and then half them again. Put them in a large pan and add enough water to cover the chicken and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Lift the chicken out of the pan, put on a plate, and cool slightly.
4 – Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. With 2 forks, gently pull the chicken apart. Add the chicken to the rice mixture, with the grated cheese. Stir in the sour cream, if desired.
5 – Wrap the tortillas in microwave-safe plastic wrap and heat for 55 seconds.
6 – Spoon 4 oz of meat mixture into the center of the burrito. Fold the sides in and then fold the top and the bottom up so that it forms a parcel. Secure with a toothpick if desired.
7 – Put the filled burrito in a shallow dish or casserole, cover with foil and keep warm in the oven while you make seven more. Remove the toothpicks before serving.
Weight Watchers Friendly. Based on the recipe, 1 serving (4 oz of mixture on 1 flour tortilla) is 6 points.