Amy's vegan Bean and Rice Burritos

Mrs. Plant’s Amy’s Copycat Vegan Bean and Rice Burritos

Mrs. Plant’s Amy’s Copycat Vegan Bean and Rice Burritos

NEW DIRECTIONS as of 3-16-2022!
My husband really loves Amy's vegan bean and rice burritos, but they're very fattening and not all that tasty. He has to slather them in Taco Bell sauce to make up for the lack of seasonings. This morning, I created a delicious filling that is oil-free and made from whole plant ingredients. And, it's sooooo tasty!!! These are great to make ahead of time and freeze for future use.
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Bean and Rice Burritos
Servings: 12 burritos
Author: Mrs. Plant


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 8 oz of dry pinto beans soaked in water overnight (or for a minimum of 7-8 hours), then rinsed well
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced small
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced finely
  • 1 cup of cooked brown rice freshly cooked is best
  • 1-2 jalapenos seeded and chopped finely (optional)
  • 2 1/2 T salt-free tomato paste
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1 T nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 5 shakes of Cholula sauce
  • Eight to Ten 6-7"-diameter flour tortillas (I use La Tortilla Factory LIGHT because they are low in calories and roll up very well)


  • Place soaked pinto beans, plus the chopped onions, jalapenos (if using) and garlic into the Instant Pot with water to 1" above the bean line. Cook on HIGH PRESSURE for 30 minutes, clicking CANCEL button after cooking time is complete. AS SOON AS you can open the top without having to release the steam, drain off the beans into a fine-mesh colander. You don't want to lose the onions/jalapenos/garlic so make sure the holes in the colander are not too big.
  • Place the strained beans/onions/jalapenos/garlic mixture back into the Instant Pot with the rest of the ingredients to combine. The mixture should be slightly moist and thick. It should not look dry. If it looks dry, add a tablespoon or two more water.
  • Look up "How to Fold a Burrito" on YouTube if you've never folded one before.
  • Place a tortilla on a wooden board, add about 3 T of the filling to the center of it. Fold in the sides. Then, fold the end closest to you all the way over to touch the other end, pull that top end back toward the filling to create that burrito roll shape. Fold in the sides.
  • If freezing for future use: Place burritos face down (on the seam) onto a parchment paper-lined airtight container. Continue to make burritos, placing each one on the parchment paper being careful that no burrito touches another. If you need to stack layers, place another piece of parchment paper on top of the burritos before putting the next next burritos on top. Finally, cover the burritos with one last piece of parchment paper, place the air-tight container top on, and freeze for future use (or eat them right away!).
  • To microwave from frozen: Place burrito on a microwave-safe plate. Cover with a microwave-safe cover. Cook for 1 minute. Flip the burrito and cook for another 30 seconds. Flip one more time and cook for 15 more seconds. The key is not to dry out the tortilla!


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  1. So excited to make this. Like your hubby, I, too enjoy the Amy’s burritos and am so happy for a healthier alternative. Thank you!

  2. LOVE these burritos! Had in the freezer for quick meal. Daughter came home for a visit. They are gone. Preparing more beans for another freezer batch.

  3. Did you have a brand of oil free whole wheat tortillas you have found? These look delicious if I can fin tortillas🤗

    • You won’t find any that are completely oil-free or they wouldn’t roll. Just look for the lowest fat ones you can. If you ALWAYS eat 100% oil-free, these aren’t for you. You could use the filling In a burrito bowl with rice, corn, other veggies, and salsa.

    • You can make them in a pot 9n the stove, but you’d have to look up the measurement of water you will need (based on the amount of soaked beans you have) and how long to cook them. I never cook beans on the stove, so I can’t even help you with that. I’m so sorry!

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