Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Eat Your Veggies!

Grilled Portabellos, Poblano Chile & Black Bean Burritos
w/ Cilantro & Lime infused Jasmine rice

Serves 4

4 whole grain wheat burrito size tortillas
3 medium sized poblano chiles
2 large portabello mushroom caps
15 oz whole black beans
1 cup uncooked extra long grain rice (I use Jasmine)
1tsp zest of one fresh lime
2 tbs recaito
1 ripened avocado
pico de gallo
olive oil

shredded cheese


Clean your veggies. I use a veggie brush. Lightly coat the mushroom caps and skin in-tact peppers with spritz-on vegetable or olive oil. Grill until poblano skins are blistered and blackened. Remove and set aside. (Placing them in a paper bag will ease removal of the skins)

In a sauce pan or trusty rice pot, heat a tablespoon of olive oil. Add lime zest and recaito followed by rinsed (or not) rice and warm water. Bring to a rolling boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer.

Your now cooled poblano chiles are ready for you to remove skins, seeds, membranes and cube. Cube your portabello caps too. If you add salt to your dishes, now would be a good time. I do not-I prefer the nuttiness of the mushroom and salt totally kills that. Everything cubed? Good. Now toss to mix and set aside.

Once the rice water has been completely dissolved, remove the rice from the heat source and prepare to layer. Place your tortilla on a large plate or clean, dry work surface. First, poblano portabello mixture. Next, Cilantro lime rice, beans, cheese, pico de gallo, and fresh avocado slices. Wrap, and enjoy.

It isn't a pretty dish but, I assure you it is delicious! Let me know if you try it. It's getting cool in Arizona, look forward to more recipes. I'm up for veggin' out a meat recipe too. If you'd like shoot an e-mail and I'll remix one of your dishes!
Peace & Veggies


Giftbearer said...

That looks and sounds delicious (all except the mushrooms. I'm not a big fan of those, LOL.)

The pictures are great too!

Stacey said...

mmmm, that does sound delicious. Lovely photos, too. I think I am going to try it out.

High Desert Diva said...


shiborigirl said...

Mmmm... makes me want to pop over to your place for dinner tonight! :-)

I will consider sending you a recipe to "veggie up" for me. We eat way too much meat.

Nice pictures.

Have a great day,


A Cuban In London said...

I already mentioned it the other day: Mushrooms. I. am. a. Mushroom. Guy.

Enough said :-)

Greetings from London.

Jewelry Rockstar said...

Sounds great might make something like this tomorrow.

fly tie said...

black beans??? i'm in. :-D

nice transformation.

Mequet said...

Mmmmm, looks yummy!!! I just had a black bean burrito Tuesday and it was sooooo good. I was in Nashville at Belmont for the debates. I didn't get to actually see the debates, but I participated in the Obama visibility rally and an Obama march. And I watched most of the MSNBC filming! It was so great!! I'm gonna blog about it soon. Thanks for the recipe!!!

Ms. Bar B: said...

Sounds and looks yummy =)

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