We all want to have those quick and easy, yet creative, recipes for something delicious during the Lenten season.  When I saw this on The Spruce Eats, I knew I had to share it. Vegetarian Bean and Rice Burritos make the perfect meatless meal. When seafood isn’t an option and you need something filling, this would be a tasty idea. It’s super easy and a great way to use your left-over rice. Before you read the recipe, think outside the box and remember that you can always customize it to whatever you have at home. Get creative with these burritos that are perfect for breakfast. I mean, who doesn't love a good breakfast burrito?

The Spruce Eats
The Spruce Eats

Many restaurants use cilantro-lime rice on their vegetarian burritos to give it that perfect zest. Cilantro-lime rice is super easy to make and it’s a game-changer for these burritos. Mix chopped cilantro and lime juice into the cooked rice. After it’s mixed, you gently heat the rice then wrap it into the tortilla with sauteed onion, garlic, black or pinto beans, hot sauce, and some Mexican spices. Roll that tortilla into a burrito and add your toppings. BOOM. Easy.

Toppings can include non-dairy sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and black olives. Can you say YUM?

Again, get creative with your burritos and add whatever you want. Maybe some Mexican style corn or jalapenos.


2 cups cooked rice

2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

2 limes, juiced

1/2 medium onion, diced

3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons vegetable oil (or olive oil)

1 (15-ounce) can black beans (or pinto beans), drained

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1 tablespoon hot sauce, or to taste

Optional: Pinch salt, to taste

2 (10-inch) large tortillas

For step by step instructions, click here.


You now you have a festive, filling, and meatless meal to try during this Lenten season.  It may even become a family favorite all year round.

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