Gallo Pinto (Red Beans and Rice)

Recipe by Studentchef
READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add the rice and stir into the beans and heat through. Adjust seasoning and add a little more bean liquid if necessary. Serve hot.
  • Variations:
  • •Casamiento (Salvadoran black beans and rice): Use black beans instead of red beans.
  • •Nicaraguans on the Caribbean coast use coconut oil instead of regular vegetable oil.
  • •Stir in some chopped cilantro.
  • •Add a few dashes of bottled pepper sauce or Worcerstershire sauce for added flavor.
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