Tasty and healthy brown rice and Black Bean Tex Mex lettuce wraps are perfect for lunch or a light dinner that’s easy to make vegan and gluten free. This post is brought to you by UNCLE BEN’S®.
My kids love having veggie burritos for dinner. Really, who doesn’t? They’re delicious, but they sometimes leave me feeling too full and weighed down. So I knew I was going to love this recipe that has those burrito-like flavors and textures, but is lightened up by replacing the tortillas with lettuce wraps. What surprised me about the results was that the kids actually loved this one as much as I did. They called them “lettuce boats” and had fun sailing them into their mouths at dinnertime. To make this with even more kid appeal, you could top the lettuce wraps with a dollop of guacamole or sour cream. I made the brown rice salad when I had a minute earlier in the day and brought it out with the lettuce cups at dinnertime. So easy!
This salad is so simple to make. Tomatoes, bell pepper, and cucumber are chopped up and tossed into a bowl and combined with a zesty vinaigrette. The cooked brown rice, beans, and corn are then mixed in, and voilà – a healthy salad packed with veggies and complete protein.I could eat this salad for lunch every day and be a happy girl. If you like to do meal prep on weekends, this is a great salad to include because it will last a few days in the fridge and it’s great for packing in lunch boxes.
UNCLE BEN’S® sent me a package of their READY RICE® Whole Grain Brown to use for the recipe. This was my first time making instant rice and it really was amazing how easy and quick it made dinner! I will definitely be keeping a few boxes in the pantry for those busy nights when we get home late from ballet or piano class.
Aren’t these wraps beautiful? I love all the fresh colors. They would be so fun to serve on a platter at a party.
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