Experience Plus!

Bicycle Tours Since 1972

Experience Plus - Bicycle Tours since 1972

Gallo Pinto

by ExperiencePlus! - Tuesday, July 27, 2010 recipes

Gallo Pinto

Gallo Pinto

 

If you ask any Tico what the national dish of Costa Rica is, chances are they’ll mention Gallo Pinto. Pura Vida!

 

Ingredients:

 

     

  • 3 cups "day old" cooked rice

     

  • 2 cups black beans – cooked & drained

     

  • 2 Tbsp onion – finely chopped

     

  • 1 Tbsp bell pepper – finely chopped

     

  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro – finely chopped

     

  • 1-2 celery leaves

     

  • 4-5 garlic cloves

     

  • 1/2 Tbsp salsa lizano

     

  • 1/2 Tbsp Tabasco (optional)

     

  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil

     

  • Sour cream

     

 

Directions:

Day 1:

Cook 3 cups rice with 2 cloves of garlic and salt

Cook 2 cups black beans with 3 cloves of garlic, celery and salt

 

Day 2:

Saute onion and bell pepper in oil on medium heat. Add beans and cook

2 minutes longer. Add rice. Mix and cook 3 minutes. Add salsa

lizano, cilantro, Tabasco and mix well. Top with sour cream. Serve with

eggs, tortillas and cafe con leche

 

Enjoy!