Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Sausage and Spanish Rice Burritos



Having spent years in California, I had Mexican food once or twice a week. It's one of the best comfort foods and the best part is that you can put pretty much anything in a crispy tortilla and enjoy it. So here is how my burrito dinner went...

Serves 2

Ingredients:

- 6 flour tortillas
- 100g sausage, thinly sliced
- 2 bell peppers, roughly chopped
- 1 chili pepper, finely chopped (optional)
- 1 cup uncooked rice
- 1 3/4 cup water
- 1tbs butter
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- 1/4tsp cumin
- salt and pepper to taste

Process:

- On medium high heat melt the butter, add the cumin powder, stir and add the uncooked rice. Stir for about a minute until the rice is coated, and add the tomato sauce and water. Bring it to a boil, season with salt and pepper, then put the heat to as low as it can go, cover it and let it simmer for 20min. Fluff with a fork, set aside and keep it covered to stay warm.
- In a skillet dry fry the sausage on a high heat. When crispy set aside.
- In a food processor place the bell peppers, the chili pepper and blend until it becomes saucy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
-  Warm up the tortillas in the microwave or in a skillet on the stove. Spoon some of the crispy sausage, rice and pepper sauce in the middle. Fold the sides and then roll it to get a burrito. Enjoy!