Gallo Pinto

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 227.1
  • Total Fat: 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 224.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.8 g
  • Protein: 8.7 g

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Introduction

My take on a popular Costa Rican traditional breakfast. When we visit, we quit asking what was for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The answer was always "Beans and rice, and rice and beans!" As many mommas there are in the world, that's how many versions of Gallo Pinto exist!
If you're a cilantro hater feel free to use green onions instead. The bit of bright green at the end, whether cilantro or green onion, really adds to the dish.
My take on a popular Costa Rican traditional breakfast. When we visit, we quit asking what was for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The answer was always "Beans and rice, and rice and beans!" As many mommas there are in the world, that's how many versions of Gallo Pinto exist!
If you're a cilantro hater feel free to use green onions instead. The bit of bright green at the end, whether cilantro or green onion, really adds to the dish.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 C cooked brown Rice
    1/2 C cooked black beans
    4 oz soy chorizo (I use Trader Joe's)
    1 red bell pepper, diced
    1 C onion, chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1/2 t cumin
    black pepper to taste
    4 T chopped fresh cilantro (or 2 green onions, chopped)

Tips

This reheats very well. I often make a double batch to last the week.


Directions

Heat a couple table spoons of water in a nonstick pan. Saute the onions for 3 or 4 minutes, until they start to become translucent.
Add the bell pepper and garlic to the onions, saute for a few minutes.
Add the cumin and black pepper, stir well.
Add the cooked brown rice to the mixture, mixing well.
Just before serving stir in the cilantro or green onions.

Serving Size: 4 servings, about 3/4 cup

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