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Most grocery stores have a refrigerated section of Mexican cheeses; look for quesadilla cheese there. Use the more ­commonly found crumbly queso fresco if quesadilla cheese is not available, or opt for melty Monterey Jack. Warming tortillas prior to adding your filling will help keep the tortillas from tearing or cracking during the rolling process—a must-do step for perfect burritos.

Krista Ackerbloom Montgomery
Recipe by Cooking Light May 2012

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Credit: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
40 mins
total:
40 mins
Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burrito)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add rice and 1/2 teaspoon garlic; sauté for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add 2/3 cup water and 1/8 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork; stir in jalapeño.

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  • Combine sour cream, chopped cilantro, juice, and red pepper in a small bowl.

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon garlic and mushrooms; sauté 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add corn and zucchini; sauté 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and tomatoes; sauté 30 seconds or until tomatoes are thoroughly heated. Remove vegetable mixture from pan. Wipe pan clean with a paper towel.

  • Heat tortillas according to package directions. Divide sour cream mixture evenly among tortillas; spread to a thin layer, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top each tortilla with 1/4 cup cheese, about 1/4 cup rice mixture, and about 1/2 cup vegetable mixture. Roll up each, jelly-roll fashion. Return skillet to medium heat. Add 2 burritos to pan, seam side down; cook 1 minute on each side or until browned. Repeat procedure with remaining burritos. Garnish with cilantro leaves, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

363 calories; fat 12.4g; saturated fat 4.1g; mono fat 4.9g; poly fat 1.7g; protein 11.1g; carbohydrates 51.6g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 18mg; iron 1.6mg; sodium 543mg; calcium 101mg.
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