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El Gallo Pinto (from Costa Rica- Beans and Rice) Recipe

January 28th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2cupscooked white rice
  2. 2cups cookedblack beans
  3. 1/2cupbean stock or chicken stock, if bean not available
  4. 1/2onion, chopped
  5. 1bell pepper, chopped
  6. 2clovesgarlic, chopped
  7. 2tablespoonsfresh coriander, chopped
  8. 2tablespoonsvegetable oil
  9. heavy cream, as desired topping

DIRECTIONS

  1. Fry onion and bell pepper in the vegetable oil, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and saute a bit more.
  3. Pour in the beans and the stock, bring to a simmer.
  4. Avoid the mixture drying up.
  5. Add in the rice and stir thoroughly, gently.
  6. Don’t mash the beans!
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Right before serving, stir in the coriander, and top with heavy cream if desired.

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