I don't know if they have these places everywhere but there is a tex-mex joint in town that, when you walk in the door, the employees yell a welcome to you. "WELCOME TO ---" I don't want to use their name, in order to avoid a lawsuit.
I love their food. My whole family loves it too. However, when you or one of your children suffers from an anxiety disorder, this outburst of welcome, as well meaning as it may be, is unnerving. I don't need startlement with my burrito, thanks very much.
So I did a little messing around and I have sort of recreated their burrito at home. What is great is that I can make tons and put it in the fridge and then the masses can make their own for lunches and such.
So here is the recipe, and technique for making your favorite burrito without the startle reflex.
First things first, make some rice. You can make it plain or flavor it with stock and/or spices, but you should have rice for this.
|Having a rice cooker helps...|
Wrap 'em up.
Spritz them just to dampen the towel.
And place in the microwave, and hopefully yours is cleaner than mine is.
A couple minutes will do, but when the time stops don't just open the door. You want to steam them well, so two minutes cooking, and two minutes resting. In the meantime gather your ingredients.
Start by grasping the two sides. Bring them in a little.
You should end up with the seam faced down. You can nuke this again for an additional 30 seconds or so to start the cheese melting, or throw it on the griddle and brown it on both sides. Not necessary but everyone likes things a little differently.