“Chicken” Nugget Burritos

These are my attempt at copying the nugget burritos from Bombers, which I love very, very much. I suggest 3-4 nuggets per burrito, but this can be increased or decreased depending on your preferences.

This recipe is: vegetarian, vegan


For the yellow rice:

  • 2 shallots or a small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tsp oil of choice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1.5 cups brown rice
  • 2.25 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • cilantro, to taste

For the burritos:

  • 4 soft tortillas of choice (I use 10″ whole wheat)
  • 12-16 “chicken” nuggets (I use Morningstar or Wegmans “Don’t be Chicken” nuggets)
  • ~3/4 cup salsa of choice, or to taste
  • optional: cheese (I use Daiya shredded cheddar) of choice
  • aluminum foil


  1. Begin by making the rice. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan on medium-high heat. When hot, add the onion and cook until it starts to brown, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  2. Add the rice, broth, salt, and turmeric, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and all liquid is absorbed. The timing on this will depend on the type/brand of rice you have, so check the package directions. Mine took about 50 minutes.
  3. When there is approximately 20 minutes left on your rice cooking, start cooking your nuggets according to the package directions.
  4. When the rice is done, stir in the black beans and cilantro. Cover and set aside.
  5. Slice your nuggets into strips.
  6. To make them soft and pliable, wrap tortillas in moist paper towels (not wet, you just want them to have a little moisture to them) and microwave for 30 seconds.
  7. Assemble your burritos. Place a tortilla on a piece of aluminum foil. Add 1/4 of the rice, salsa, cheese, and top with the nuggets. Roll the burrito in the aluminum foil. Allow the burrito to sit in the aluminum foil for 2-5 minutes before eating (this allows the cheese to get melty).

Serves 4.


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