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Gallopinto: A Tasty Costa Rican Dish



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 45 mins (15m prep + 30m cook)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

CostA rican dish

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. 2.Add diced onion, red bell pepper, and minced garlic to the skillet. Saute until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. 3.Add the cooked rice, black beans, ground cumin, salt, and black pepper to the skillet. Stir well to combine.
  4. 4.Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the flavors are well blended and the mixture is heated through.
  5. 5.Remove from heat and stir in the chopped cilantro.
  6. 6.Serve hot with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the dish.
  7. 7.Enjoy your homemade Gallopinto!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor extra flavor, cook the rice in vegetable or chicken broth instead of water.
  • chevron_rightYou can use canned black beans for convenience, just make sure to rinse and drain them before using.
  • chevron_rightIf you like a bit of heat, add some chopped jalapenos or a dash of hot sauce to the skillet.
  • chevron_rightLeftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.