October 12, 2008

Ari Burritos

This burrito idea comes from our college friend Ari, hence our name for them. The basic components are rice, cheddar, avocado, and (green) salsa. Over the years we've sometimes added other good things like sautéed green peppers (to stick with the green theme), hot sauce, cilantro, or lime. We've eaten them at the top of a mountain as a great hike lunch (they travel well each wrapped individually in foil) and many, many times as a really good, easy weeknight dinner.  

Ari Burritos 

(for 6 burritos)
6 large tortillas or wraps
1 1/2 C uncooked basmati rice
1 avocado, sliced or chopped
cheddar cheese, grated
green tomatillo salsa, or any salsa
salt and pepper
optional add-ons if desired: hot sauce, cilantro, sautéed green peppers, lime... 

Cook rice. 

Lay out tortillas. 

Place a mound of rice on center of each tortilla (you may have a bit of rice left over, depending on how big the tortillas are). 

Add all the other ingredients evenly among the tortillas. Tuck in ends first, then roll up each one. Enjoy with a salad on the side! (For a picnic or hike, we wrap each one in foil, then they are easy to eat by unrolling the foil a bit at a time.)


  1. Hey. Since getting the heads-up on the blog from the Commentators a few days back, I'm adding you to my RSS feed.

    The only food related note I can add is that my new fondue pot came yesterday - I'd ordered it, like, a month ago. Silly postal service (DHL, actually. But I think it got held up in customs...).

    Hi guys.

    Look forward to getting recipe suggestions from y'all.

  2. Hi...Ari?

    Ooh, yum, fondue. Makes me think, we haven't had that in some time. Getting to be good weather for it, though. Let us know if you make anything delicious.

    Thanks for saying hi. :)


  3. Even more delicious with the addition of one more green ingredient-- caramelized green peppers-- and by using brown basmati rice instead of white, seasoned while cooking with butter and salt.