Recipe by Jennifer K.

I spent a couple of weeks in Costa Rica on a school trip and fell in love with their breakfast dish gallo pinto. Upon returning home, I browsed dozens of obscure websites to find a recipe that closest matched.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For dry beans, soak overnight. Drain. Add fresh water, salt. Boil. Cover, simmer until beans are soft. About 3 hours.
  2. Chop onion, pepper, cilantro very fine.
  3. Saute dry rice in oil for 2 minutes until lightly browned.
  4. Add 1/2 chopped onion/pepper/cilantro. Saute additional 2 minutes.
  5. Add water/chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Cover, simmer until rice is tender. About 20 minutes.
  6. Mix rice and beans with remaining pepper/onion/cilantro and saute.
  7. Mix with some fresh cilantro right before serving.

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