Gallo Pinto (Costa Rican Rice and Beans)

Recipe by Kozmic Blues
READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add onion and sauté until it just begins to soften and turns color.
  • Add garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until onion is golden.
  • Add spices and Worcestershire, and stir into onion and garlic.
  • (The first time I made this, I was afraid to add the full 3 Tbsp of Worcestershire, but the addition of the rice balances the flavor out).
  • Next, add the beans and then the rice.
  • Combine the rice and beans evenly and cook until mixture is heated through.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.
  • Garnish with some chopped cilantro or green onions if you prefer.
  • Vegetarians use only the vegetarian Worcestershire sauce.
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RECIPE MADE WITH LOVE BY

@Kozmic Blues
Contributor
“I found this recipe in a copy of Vegetarian Times. Gallo Pinto translates as "painted rooster", and is a dish eaten by many Costa Ricans almost every day. The addition of ginger and Worcestershire adds a quite unique flavor to this dish.”