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2 mexican burritos on a plate with one cut in half and a lime cut in half beside it
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Healthy Mexican Burritos with Mexican Red Rice

Burritos are an easy, quick dinner or meal prepping option and can easily be customized with a variety of toppings such as sour cream, cilantro, shredded cheese, salsa, and refried beans.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy, ground turkey, Healthy, Quick
Servings: 10 Burritos
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Stephanie Miller

Ingredients

Meat Mixture

  • 16 oz Ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Tomato bouillon
  • ½ cup White onion diced
  • ½ cup Green pepper diced
  • 1 Jalapeno diced

Jasmine Rice

  • 1 cup Jasmine rice
  • 2 cups Chicken broth
  • ¼ cup White onion
  • 2 Garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Tomato bouillon
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil

Guacamole

  • 1 Avocado ripened
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • ½ tsp Chili powder
  • ½ Lime juiced
  • Salt to taste

Burrito Extra Ingredients for Toppings

  • 1 cup Iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 1 tomato diced
  • ½ cup Cheese shredded

Instructions

Burrito Meat Mixture

  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over low medium heat.
  • Add the diced onion to the pan and let it cook until they start to become translucent. Then add the bell pepper and jalapeño to the pan and cook until they become tender.
  • In the meantime, add the turkey to a medium/large bowl and season with the cayenne, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin powder, and tomato bouillon and mix it all together.
  • Once the veggies are tender, add the turkey to the pan and cook through.
  • Drain the juices from the turkey and remove it from the pan, serve immediately.

Mexican Red Rice

  • Start by adding the olive oil to a medium pot and heating it over medium heat.
  • Once it’s hot, add the rice and salt and stir well to coat all of the rice in oil. Let it cook and stir every two minutes until the rice starts to turn a light brown color.
  • Add the onion, chicken broth, garlic, tomatoes, and tomato bouillon to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Once the rice has browned up a bit, pour in the tomato mix. (Be careful, as the water will start to pop and sizzle).
  • Bring the rice to a boil over high heat and reduce to low medium heat. Cover with a lid and let it cook for 20 minutes.
  • Once it has cooked, remove the lid and check to see how much moisture is left. If there is a lot, turn the heat down and let it cook with the lid off for 3-5 more minutes. If the moisture is gone, remove the lid, turn the heat off and let it sit for five to six minutes.
  • Fluff the rice and serve.

Guacamole

  • Remove the peel and smash the avocado in a small bowl.
  • Add the garlic powder, chili powder, lime juice, and salt to the bowl. Mix thoroughly and let it sit for five to ten minutes to allow the garlic powder and salt to incorporate well.

Assemble the Burritos

  • Start by warming the tortillas in a pan or in the microwave.
  • Spread a layer of guacamole into the middle of the tortilla leaving space to close it.
  • Next, layer the rice, turkey, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes.
  • Fold and roll up the tortilla and serve immediately with salsa or sour cream.

Nutrition

Serving: 2Burritos | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 663mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 241IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg