Sometimes your writer self (the vegetarian kind) might need a bit of a pick-me-up after a long night of channeling Hemingway or any of the other dead authors of the 1900s or living authors of the 1980s.
Here is our offering, tweaked and twisted from a really good recipe (see the notes) and super yummy.
Hungover Writer Burritos
Man Verdict: YOU do NOT have to be hungover to eat this. Or a writer.
My Verdict: All vegetarian burritos are good burritos.
Dog Verdict: They'd only let us eat the plain rice and the tortillas. No fun at all.
1. Toss the rice and cilantro. Do it in a microwave-safe bowl. Don’t just toss it. You aren’t still drunk are you? NYE was two days ago, writer! Get a grip!
2. Drizzle lime juice on it. Think about how the word drizzle is a cool word.
4. Put it in the microwave for 45 seconds or so.
5. Take it out of the microwave.
6. Stir it, but not super enthusiastically. More like a last revision pass where you’re just putting in the time and trying to find out how many times you’ve made your characters nod. 87? That’s too many.
7. Back to cooking. In a big skillet, saute garlic and onion in oil for ttwo minutes. The onion wants to be soft like the protagonist’s skin in a romantic thriller featuring damsels and pirates. The damsel is the protagonist.
8. Lower the heat (medium-low). Add beans. Put the cumin, hot sauce, and chili powder on there. Roll with salt if you’re into that. Let it cook for five minutes.
9. Put rice into tortillas. Put bean mixture in tortillas. Realize you did not warm up the tortillas.
10. Warm up those tortillas in the microwave (under paper towel that’s damp for 15 seconds) if that’s how you roll or in an oiled-pan on the stovetop (low heat) if you’re like that. It really depends on your level of lazy. If you’re still hung-over, I’m guessing that lazy level is high.
12. Watch Hulu or Netflix or something while you eat. Claim it’s book research. Realize that in 2020 writers lie like that to themselves. That’s why they do fiction. Be glad you write fiction
14. Go get a beer to go with it. Actually get the whole case so you don’t have to get up off the couch too many times.
15. Realize you’ll have to make this again tomorrow. Decide you’re okay with that.
This is adapted from a much better recipe on the amazing website of awesome called Spruce Eats. You can find it here.