Kid Chef Rice and Bean Burrito

Kids can create a make-your-own-burrito bar for a family dinner or a party. Kids also love to grab a burrito for lunch or snack. The fast food burrito is made with low quality ingredients filled with extra fat, salt, chemicals  and preservatives. The home made organic burrito is nutritious, inexpensive, energizing, and made with the best ingredients.  Organic brown rice and organic black beans are a perfect protein when eaten together, rich in fiber and phytonutrients. Cabbage improves digestion, detoxifies the stomach, kills bacteria and viruses, and stimulates the immune system.

Preheat the oven to 350°. Kids can cook ½ cup of organic brown basmati rice with 1 ¼ cup water on the stove for 50 minutes. In another pot, cook ½ cup of organic black beans for 40 minutes.

In the fall when cherry tomatoes are in abundance, kids can slice them, sprinkle them with organic extra virgin olive oil and sea salt, and put them in baking sheet pans with a slice of organic red onion, a deseeded chili, and a slice of organic red bell pepper and roast for 20 minutes. Put the onion, chili, red bell pepper, and ⅓ of the tomatoes in the blender and mix until smooth. Drain the cooked black beans and pour into a bowl with the roasted tomatoes and the sauce from the blender and stir.

Kids can make a cabbage salad with 1 cup of chopped organic cabbage, ¼ cup of chopped organic red onion, ¼ cup chopped organic red pepper, 1 chopped stalk of organic celery, and 2 grated organic carrots. Dress the salad with organic extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice.

Heat 4 organic whole wheat tortillas in the oven for 5 minutes. Stuff the tortillas with the rice, beans, and salad, wrap them, and cut them in half. The salad will store in the refrigerator without salad dressing for several days to a week. Store the rice and beans separately in glass containers for up to a week. Kids can heat up rice, beans, and tortilla and stuff a fresh burrito whenever they like.


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