Recipes and Restaurant Reviews

How do you make a healthy burrito? | Chinese crispy duck cauliflower rice burritos | National Dish

Low carb burrito Chinese crispy duck with cauliflower rice

 

How do you make a healthy burrito when they contain both bread AND rice – it’s a challenge?

Compromise – in this case, the rice – which unfortunately messes up the gluten free option.  Use our simple recipe for the cauliflower rice.

Add to that, this is also a fusion of East and West – China meets Mexico and it’s superb.

Print this bad boy out
How do you make a healthy burrito? | Chinese crispy duck cauliflower rice burritos
Ok, so this is only a lower than normal carb burrito, it works though - so any port in a storm.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chinese, Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chinese, Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
Cooke the perfect duck breast
  1. If you want your duck crispy on the outside and pink in the middle, whilst keeping it from tasting like boot leather, follow this and you'll get it right every time.
  2. Get a decent frying pan on to a medium heat, whilst it heating up you can prep the duck.
  3. Get your breasts and rub them all over with oil - grow up.
  4. In a bowl mix the Chinese five spice, cayenne, garlic powder and salt - then toss your breasts, covering it in the mixture. Seriously, grow up.
    Chinese spice mix for crispy duck breast National Dish
  5. Put them skin side down in the pan and leave for 10 minutes - the cooking should be easy going, if it's spitting and sizzling a bit, turn down the heat. The mixture will turn very dark on the skin, that's not burnt - but keep the heat under control. Turn on your grill (broiler) - medium high.
    medium heat and skin side down is all you need to do for perfect duck breast
  6. As soon as the breasts are in the pan prepare all the other bits (drop to The test section) you have 10 minutes.
  7. After 10 minutes, turn the breasts skin side up and place under the grill for 5 minutes - keep a little eye on it.
  8. When done, let them rest for a few minutes before slicing it up to burrito bite sized slices. It will be crispy on the outside and pink in the middle.
The rest
  1. So your duck should be skin side down and happy in your pan. Throw the white onions in with it, around the duck.
    Shove the onions in with the duck breasts only makes sense
  2. Halve the mango, skirting the stone. Then with a tea towel in hand, hold the mango half flesh side up and with a small knife, score it in to 1cm squares down to the skin - don't go through it (hence the tea towel, just in case you do). You can then turn it inside out and slice the cubes off in to a bowl.
  3. Add the chopped chilli, pinch of salt and squeeze the lime juice over it all and mix with a spoon - set aside, it done.
    mango and chilli salsa for Chinese Mexican fusion burritos
  4. The cauliflower rice should have been cooked already for three minutes, keep that on standby for the final three minutes just as you put the duck out to rest.
  5. Cook your tortillas, I like a hot dry frying pan, lob em in there and let them start to puff up. Gotta do this 6 times remember, so if time is tight....use two pans at the same time.
Serving it up
  1. All your bits and pieces should be ready to go - get them on to the table and you should be ready for the final and best bit (apart from the eating obvs) - slicing the duck.
    Make a healthy burrito try this Chinese Mexican fusion version with cauliflower rice
  2. Serve it up just like that and build the burrito anyway you like.
    Low carb burrito how do you make a burrito healthy
  3. Thank you China and Mexico
  4. If you liked this - give it a little share and we'd love to hear what you think, leave a comment below. Enjoy.


Leave a Reply