Beans, beans, good for the heart…and for a lot of other areas.
One article said: “Diets rich in beans are being used to:
- lower cholesterol levels
- improve diabetics’ blood glucose control
- reduce risk of many cancers
- lower blood pressure
- regulate functions of the colon
- prevent and cure constipation
- prevent piles and other bowel problems”
Beans or legumes combined with a grain, such as brown rice, wheat, and corn, or with nuts and seeds form a complete protein. In other words, there are other ways to get your needed protein besides animal products.
Today I share a recipe my son perfected. It’s easy to assemble, filling, and nutritious.
Recipe: Brant’s Open-faced Burrito
Refried beans. I prefer Amy’s Organic Black Beans
Cooked Brown Rice (optional)
Shredded cheddar cheese (omit if you want a dairy-free dish). I prefer raw cheeses when they are available.
Topping: Use any combination.
Avocado or guacamole
Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
Spread a thin layer of refried beans on the whole wheat tortillas.
Sprinkle with light layer of brown rice.
Add a layer of salsa (to taste). Mash rice into beans and salsa so it won’t be exposed and dry out in cooking.
Sprinkle with dried, flaked sweet basil leaves.
Sprinkle with shredded cheese if you’re using cheese.
Bake twelve to fifteen minutes or until warmed through and edges are beginning to lightly brown. I like the tortilla to crisp up some, but not burn. You can add toppings and eat open-faced or fold in half.
You can play with this to make it suit your taste. In one picture I show it with rice and cheese and without the extra toppings. In the second picture, it was made without rice and cheese and topped with salad. Enjoy!
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Deborah W. Wilson
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