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Gallo Pinto

Amentha Marques
10 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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This is a staple CostaRican breakfast made with leftover rice & black beans. The Costa Ricans enjoy it with scrambled eggs.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • American
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 1 tbsp of butter
  3. 1 red / yellow or green bell pepper, chopped.
  4. 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  5. 1 tomato. Deseeded & remove the pulp. Finely chopped.
  6. 2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped.
  7. 1 can black beans or 2 cups cooked black beans.pls retain the water.
  8. Vegatable stock.( use a veg cube)
  9. 2-3 cups cooked rice, preferably leftover rice.
  10. 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley & corriander.
  11. 1 tsp salt.


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-heat. Sauté chopped bell pepper , garlic & onions.
  2. Add black beans, the reserved cooking liquid, make sure it's all mixed well enough and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. At this stage you can add the veg stock .
  4. Let this simmer to a thick consistency then stir in cooked rice and cook until heated through and most of the liquid is absorbed, but not dry, about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Add the seasoning and tomato.
  6. Finally garnish with chopped parsley ,coriander & a dollop of butter.

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