Monday, May 23, 2011
I woke up from a nap on Friday in desperate need of a burrito. I don't really have a recipe for this I just use whatever we have on hand and... there aren't exact measurements. Below are some general guideline.
Serves 2 adults and 2 children or 2 really hungry adults.
crushed red pepper
ground red pepper
salt & pepper
1 C brown rice
2 C broth
1 Tablespoon butter
1 green pepper, cut into strips
1/2 onion, cut into strips
3 cloves garlic, chopped
spring mix lettuce, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
sour cream (optional)
4 soft tortilla shells
I start the rice first. 2 C of broth to 1 C of brown rice.
Then in a medium size skillet I saute garlic, onion and green pepper in olive oil until tender add some crushed red pepper to taste.
Remove the peppers and onions. Drop a tablespoon of butter in the skillet and cook tilapia. I usually end up chopping this up in the pan as it cooks. Add about 2 teaspoons of cumin, about 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, dash of ground red pepper, salt and pepper. Add a touch of water or broth for the spices to stew in with the tilapia.
Dice the veggies you have on hand... in our case it was spring mix lettuce, tomatoes, and an avacado.
Once the rice is almost finished cooking I toss the tilapia right in the pot with the rice add 1 - 2 more teaspoons of cumin and garlic powder and continue cooking until rice is tender.
Wrap up your burritos in whatever kind of shell you like. Top with salsa. Add cheese and sour cream if you like.