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    Gallo Pinto (Red Beans and Rice)

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    Studentchef's Note:

    From the website whats4eats, this is describes as a dish typical to Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Other variations are included below and give a regional taste from other parts of Central America.

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    1. 1
      Heat the oil in a large skillet or sauté pan over medium-high flame. Add the onions, bell pepper and garlic and sauté for about 2-3 minutes, or until cooked through.
    2. 2
      Stir in the drained beans, some of their reserved liquid, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and continue to simmer until heated through.
    3. 3
      Add the rice and stir into the beans and heat through. Adjust seasoning and add a little more bean liquid if necessary. Serve hot.
    4. 4
    5. 5
      •Casamiento (Salvadoran black beans and rice): Use black beans instead of red beans.
    6. 6
      •Nicaraguans on the Caribbean coast use coconut oil instead of regular vegetable oil.
    7. 7
      •Stir in some chopped cilantro.
    8. 8
      •Add a few dashes of bottled pepper sauce or Worcerstershire sauce for added flavor.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 31, 2012


      This recipe was quick and easy to make, which I liked. I made the version with black beans, because I didn't have any red beans in the house. But I have to admit that I found it very bland. I added cumin to give it more flavour.

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    • on June 06, 2011


      I used canned kidney beans and made without the coconut milk, great taste. I didn't see the red beans listed as basic ingredient, but figured that would be correct. Thanks for a great and savory dish. Made ZWT 7, Shady Ladies.

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    • on June 03, 2011


      I would think that 1 cup of uncooked red beans or aduki beans is the missing ingredient, But I used a 16 ounces can red beans. If you use dried beans try adding a small 1" x 1" piece of kombu seaweed to tenderize the beans and add good for you minerals.
      Very easy to make and easier to eat! I used tri color peppers, brown jasmine rice. Part of my Menu #66619 Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Gallo Pinto (Red Beans and Rice)

    Serving Size: 1 (148 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 253.9
    Calories from Fat 67
    Total Fat 7.4 g
    Saturated Fat 1.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 191.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 40.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.6 g
    Sugars 3.0 g
    Protein 6.2 g

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