Bean and Rice Burritos

chicken burritos

I make nothing that takes more than 15 minutes to make.  I’m just not a detailed cooker. 

If I can’t prep it while my girl is watching Paw Patrol or Peppa Pig, it’s not getting made.  I make a basic beans and rice base, and then either cook up chicken to add in or steak, if we’re splurging for the week!

My husband can eat these Bean and Rice Burritos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if I let him, so they’re an easy meal to make each week for us to munch on throughout the week!

beans and rice

Bean & Rice Burritos


  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 bag Mexican Rice {I use Lipton Spanish Rice or the boxed Mexican rice}
  • 1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can sliced or diced black olives
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lb. grilled chicken, chopped into 1″ cubes {I use the Hillshire Farm precooked chopped chicken from Costco}
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin {more or less to taste}
  • salsa to taste.


Mix together beans, olives, chicken, or steak {optional} and cilantro and heat in microwave or on stove until hot throughout.
Meanwhile, cook rice according to directions on box.
Add rice to bean mixture and stir.
Put shredded cheese on tortilla and melt in microwave for 20-30 seconds.
Spoon mixture onto tortilla and roll-er-up.
Add salsa to taste.


I don’t even eat this mix in a tortilla most of the time. 

I usually just heat it up in a bowl and chow down. 

Add a little shredded cheese before you heat it up, and a dollop of sour cream and it’s the perfect Bean and Rice Bowls or Bean and Rice Burritos.

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