Gallo Pinto - Rice and Beans
Gallo Pinto (spotted rooster) is a traditional dish of mixed rice and beans found on nearly every breakfast plate at every home in Costa Rica.
Cooking Time: 15 min Yield: 1 serving Level: Easy
1 cup cooked rice
1 cup cooked red or black beans
3 tablespoons red bell peppers, chopped
3 tablespoons onion, chopped
2 tablespoons celery, chopped
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
If you desire, you may add one of the following ingredients:
1 pork sausage, minced
3 slices of ham, chopped in small pieces
Lightly fry the onion, bell pepper, and celery in 1 tsp of oil.
When they are crispy add your choice of the extra ingredients (except eggs).
Add the rice and fry all ingredients together; allow flavors to mix.
Add the beans.
Cover and let them rest for a while so the flavors mix and the rice becomes somewhat liquid. Add scrambled eggs (if desired). Serve immediately.