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Lentil Burritos

Lentil Burritos - the ultimate rice and beans budget recipe! This ultra affordable recipe is made up of rice, lentils, and other affordable ingredients.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Servings - 4 servings


  • 1 cup rice uncooked
  • 1 cup green lentils uncooked
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 8 oz. can tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp homemade taco seasoning
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • Salsa or sour cream garnish
  • 2 cups frozen corn side dish


  • Bring 2 1/4 cups of water to a boil. Add 1 cup of rice. Return to boil. Then reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes until rice is done.
  • Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add 1 cup lentils. Cook lentils in 4 cups of water for 20-30 minutes until tender. Drain off excess water.
  • Combine cooked rice and lentils in large saucepan. Add tomato paste + 2 tomato paste cans worth of water. Stir through.
  • Add onions, seasoning packet or spices. Let simmer about 10 minutes. Check on it to make sure it doesn't get too "dry".
  • Spoon lentil-rice mixture into tortilla. Add shredded cheese. Wrap up burrito style!
  • Cook frozen corn as directed. Serve as side dish or inside the burrito.