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Slow Cooker Cheesy Rice Wraps | www.tasteandtellblog.com #recipe #vegetarian #slowcooker
My life often feels chaotic. Every morning, I have to make a to-do list or my head starts spinning with what I need to do and it stresses me out. Somehow, that list helps me to keep my cool. I can’t remember the last time I actually was able to check everything off of that list – or if I ever have – but being able to have it laid out in front of me saves my sanity.

But even with that list, things are really busy. Yesterday, I made and photographed 4 recipes. Yes – four. And yes, I was feeling like a rock star that not only was I able to get every recipe made and photographed, but that nothing went terribly wrong with one of those recipes. Because that seems to be happening a lot lately. I think I’m pretty good in the kitchen. Most of the time when I have an idea, things work out great. But lately, there have been a lot of first time fails and re-works. It’s all part of the job, so I can’t complain, but when something goes right, it sure does make me happy.

This recipe was one of those that I put together and crossed my fingers that it would work – having no idea what the final product would turn out like. After making Spanish Rice in the slow cooker and discovering how easy that was, I thought that this meatless meal idea was a great one, but had no idea if it would actually work. And lucky me – this was one of those recipes that turned out just as good as I had hoped it would.

I’m always looking for new meatless options. It seems like whenever we go meatless, it’s mostly pasta. And not that I don’t like pasta, but it’s nice to find other options that are filling enough to make you not miss the meat. This totally fit the bill. And bonus is that with the help of a Progresso Recipe Starter, you only have 5 ingredients (and one of those is water!!)

If you are looking for a new meatless recipe option, you should definitely put this one on your list!


Slow Cooker Cheesy Rice Wraps
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Meatless Monday has never been easier with these simple cheesy rice filled wraps!
Serves: 5 servings, 2 wraps each
  • 1 can (18 oz) Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ creamy three cheese cooking sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1¼ cups long-grain rice
  • 1 jar (16 oz) Old El Paso Thick and Chunky Salsa
  • 10 6-inch flour tortillas
  1. Spray a slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Combine the recipe starter, water, rice and salsa in the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  2. Cook on low for 4-5 hours, or until the rice is cooked. Stir once or twice during cook time to avoid the rice burning on the edges.
  3. Spread the rice mixture down the center of each tortilla and roll up; serve.
  4. *different slow cookers cook at different temperatures. Your rice may be done earlier or take a little longer.*


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**This post is sponsored by Progresso, but as always, all opinions are my own.**

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17 Responses to Slow Cooker Cheesy Rice Wraps

  1. The days I make actual lists (not the ones in my head), I seem to get so much more done. You would think that I would do that more often. 4 recipes in one day? You are a rockstar! I get stressed if I have to do more than one at a time 🙂 The cheesy rice looks awesome. I’m going to look for those packets the next time I go shopping!!!

  2. Awesome job with your four recipes yesterday!
    This looks like a great meatless meal. I’m always on the lookout for new ideas!

  3. 4 recipes in one day, way to go! Love this recipe! I am always looking for meatless meals since the twins decided they don’t like meat right now. I’m sure they will love this, and so will I! 🙂

  4. Kalyn says:

    I must make your Spanish Rice in the slow cooker, and this sounds delicious too!

  5. That is alot of work in one day! This recipe looks so good and has my mouth watering wanting some right now for breakfast! I have never seen the progresso recipe starters. I need to look for these!

  6. I’ve been meaning to try the Progresso Recipe Starters. I need more quick meals in my life and these cheesy rice wraps are going on the list! And high-five for getting 4 recipes made and photographed. You rock!

  7. Ooooooooh these look rightly good for my face.

    And thank you for the link love!

  8. teresa says:

    way to go! i thrive off my to-do list too. i would be a lost toddler if i didn’t have it. i usually have to write stuff down immediately or it doesn’t happen.

    this looks wonderful! i love meatless meals that are full of satisfying flavor. this looks like just the thing.

  9. Tracey says:

    Way to go – four recipes in one day is a lot!! I always feel so proud of myself when I do more than two 🙂 I have a hard time getting my husband on board with meatless meals, but I think he’d be a-ok with this one!

  10. Emily says:

    We’re going to have to try this for our next Taco Tuesday!

  11. Chels R. says:

    I have a feeling this recipe will come in very handy on our Awana nights when were scrambling to get out the door fed! 🙂

  12. This cheesy rice looks incredible! Love easy meals for busy weeknights!

  13. Joanne says:

    I’ve had a ton of recipes UGHS lately so I understand…maybe there’s something in the air. But rice and cheese and salsa – SO not a fail! This looks awesome.

  14. Karly says:


  15. 4 recipes in a day is tough! I start sweating and palpitating because of the sun going down… it’s not pretty. But kudos for cranking it out! And so glad this was a success. I’m all for meatless recipes! And cheesy goodness!

  16. leslie says:

    FOUR recipes in one day???? OH MY. The most I have done is 2 and I felt so accomplished. I can only imagine how you felt with 4!!!!!!
    These little wraps look scrumptious and soooo easy

  17. Nancy says:

    Just so everyone knows, there is chicken fat in the Progresso cooking sauce. It looks delicious, but it’s not really meatless! You’ve got to watch out for those silly hidden ingredients…

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