Heeey sexy lady. So anyone who has been on Pinterest in the last year (read: all women) knows about Once A Month Cooking. Cook once a month? I’m on board. However, most of the stuff I find about OAMC is very informative about freezing meats and meat marinades. And I’m like, “Marinades? You mean like for marinating tofu, right?” Alas, I had to come up with a few of my own tricks to veganize my OAMC experience. I’ll try to post a few more items but let’s start with the most important vegan food group: burritos.
I freeze a few of these veggie-packed burritos up and then reheat them during my lunch break at work. Perfect little meal and so easy to reheat and serve. This is good practice for anyone new to OAMC like myself. The burritos are nutritious, freezer-friendly, and hard to mess up. And did I mention the taste? Delish.
- 1/2 white onion, chopped
- 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 medium-sized green pepper, chopped
- 10 baby carrots, chopped
- 1/4 cup corn
- 1 medium-sized yellow squash, chopped
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup brown rice, uncooked
- 6-8 tortilla wraps
1. Heat up oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and pepper. Cook 5-7 minutes until translucent. Add carrots, corn and zucchini. Add cumin, pepper, salt, and black beans. Cook for an additional 5 minutes and remove from heat.
2. Meanwhile, cook brown rice over stove according to package directions.
3. Heat a large skillet on the stove. Add each tortilla wrap one at a time to the skillet to heat it through. This will help keep the burrito from falling apart.
4. Scoop rice on to your warm tortilla. Add a large portion of the black bean mixture to the center of the tortilla on top of the rice. Avoid putting too much into the tortilla since you still need to roll up the burrito properly. It’s better to have a little leftover food than 6 burritos that are falling apart.
5. Watch this video about wrapping burritos. You need to essentially fold in both sides then roll starting at the side closest to you. I always find myself needing to watch the video again even though it really shouldn’t be that hard.
6. Wrap up each burrito tightly in foil and place them flat in the freezer. Once all burritos have frozen through, place them together in a ziploc bag and secure tightly. Don’t forget to label the bag with the item and the date!
7. To enjoy, unwrap the foil from the frozen burrito. Wrap it up loosely in a paper towel and heat it in the microwave for 3 minutes. Turn the burrito over halfway through the cooking time.