Monday, July 25, 2011

Chipotle in Switzerland?

Yes, it can happen!  (There is one in London - hopefully one day there will be in Germany as well).

The hardest thing to do is the wonderful rice.  I usually make the vegetarian burrito, but occasionally will cook up  some chicken or beef for hubby. Usually with some jalapeno seasoning.  When I have time, I make the guacamole from scratch as well (I will post that recipe later).  Otherwise just slice up some avocado or use the Betty Bossi pre-made guacamole. Under no circumstances use the Old El Paso kind.  Everything else of theirs is good, but if you are a guac fan you will be very disappointed.

For the rice:
2 cups basmati rice
1 small or 1/2 a large Bay leaf
1/2-1 lemon
1/2 -1 lime
1/2 tsp salt (sea salt if you have it)
1 package cilantro (koriander) chopped up from Migros or Coop
1/4 c soy oil (I used sunflower - sonnenblumen)

Put the rice in a pot and add enough water to cover (I put my finger in the water and when it comes to my first knuckle - from the top of the rice - it's right).
Put the bay leaf in. Bring to a boil on high heat and then reduce to the lowest setting. cook 15-20 minutes until the water is gone.
Remove the bay leaf
Add 1/2 tsp of salt - more or less depending on taste.
Add 1/4 cup of oil
squeeze juice of 1/2 a lime and 1/2 a lemon (again, depending on taste)
Add the chopped up cilantro - I use the whole packet that you buy from Coop or Migros

Mix with a fork and fluff the rice. Put the top back on and let it sit for at least 10 minutes.

For the rest:
sliced up onion and bell pepper to saute
chicken or beef if desired
homemade guacamole or sliced avocado
sour cream - sauer halbrahm
mozzerella cheese
Salsa if desired
black beans (or pinto if you prefer). Black beans can be bought at El Maiz (see shopping) or Coop Sihlcity in Zurich.
Large tortillas - homemade or store bought.  The mission tortillas are good (Sihlcity) or the Pancho Villa from Migros. The El Paso ones from Coop are good but smaller.
aluminium foil
black marker (for authenticity) :)  I only had a blue one.

Spread sour cream on the tortilla.
Top with desired toppings:
Black (or pinto) beans
Cilantro rice
Roll the wrap by folding in two ends to cover the ingredients, and then roll.  Place on a sheet of aluminum and roll. Mark with a "V" for vegetarian (or F for fajita, etc.) in black marker. Enjoy :)