Favourite Fakeaways: #3 vegan naked burrito

Posted 3 months ago

Recreate the UK's top takeaways at home

We are currently living through the age of 'one-click away', where we can hop on our phones and order pretty much anything directly to us. With most takeaways, the food you've ordered will even arrive within the hour! But convenience comes at a price - takeaways are the most expensive they've ever been and frequently ordering them is no good for your health. That's why fakeaways are the tasty solution to your fast food cravings.

Deliveroo recently published the UK's top trending dishes and we are going to show you exactly how you can cook up your very own fakeaway versions of each dish landing in the top 10. Taking the bronze is... burrito again?! Well, let's shake things up and do a vegan-friendly naked burrito!

Ingredients

For the rice:

  • 200g basmati rice
  • 400ml water
  • A pinch of salt
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • A handful of chopped fresh coriander

For the beans:

  • 1 can (400g) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the vegetables:

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 courgette, sliced1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Additional toppings:

  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Fresh salsa (chopped tomatoes, onion, coriander, lime juice, salt)
  • Shredded lettuce
  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced
  • Lime wedges, for serving

Method

  • Rinse the basmati rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Bring the 400ml water to a boil in a pot, add the rice and a pinch of salt, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 10-12 minutes, or until the water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork, then stir in the lime juice and chopped coriander.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the black beans with the ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Heat gently for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through and flavorful.
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the sliced bell peppers and courgette, season with salt and pepper, and sauté for 5-7 minutes, or until softened and slightly charred.
  • In bowls, start with a base of the lime-coriander rice. Top with the spiced black beans, sautéed vegetables, shredded lettuce, fresh salsa, and sliced avocado. Finish with a sprinkle of finely sliced red onion.
  • Serve the naked vegan burritos with lime wedges on the side. Customize each bowl with additional toppings as desired.

Approximate cost & savings

As of April 2024

Guru Chef naked burrito - £9.00 (for one serving)
Fakeaway vegan naked burrito - £7.50 (for four servings)

  • Basmati Rice (200g): About £0.40, based on a 1kg bag costing around £2.00.
  • Black Beans (1 can, 400g): £0.60 - £0.85.
  • Ground Cumin (1 tsp): £0.05, from a jar costing around £1.00 for 40g.
  • Smoked Paprika (1/2 tsp): £0.05, from a jar costing around £1.50 for 50g.
  • Red and Yellow Bell Peppers (2 total): £1.00 - £1.50, depending on the season and offers.
  • Courgette (1): £0.50 - £0.70.
  • Avocado (1): £0.70 - £1.00.
  • Lime (1): £0.30 - £0.40.
  • Fresh Coriander (a handful): £0.70 for a bunch, with some left over.
  • Tomatoes, Onion for Salsa: About £1.00 for a small quantity of each.
  • Lettuce (for shredding): £0.50 - £1.00 for a whole head, with leftovers.
  • Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper: Minimal, let's estimate around £0.30 for the small amounts used.

This is an approximate cost breakdown based on generic supermarket prices in the UK. Prices can vary based on the store, brand, and quality of ingredients. Keep in mind that prices can fluctuate and specials or bulk purchases can reduce costs.

Healthy, tasty and super cheap to make! Keep checking back for more recipes that recreate your favourite takeaways.