Gallo Pinto. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until it just begins to soften and turns color. Add spices and Worcestershire, and stir into onion and garlic.
Sometimes it is topped with scrambled eggs and Salsa Lizano. Gallo Pinto is simple and nourishing, as well as Gluten Free and Vegan. Gallo Pinto is the ultimate Costa Rica breakfast; they say if you can make it, only then you are ready to get married. You can have Gallo Pinto using 11 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Gallo Pinto
- Prepare 1 1/2 head of onion, chopped.
- You need 1 1/2 of chopped red bell pepper.
- It’s 1 clove of garlic, minced.
- You need 1 tsp of vegetable oil.
- It’s 3 cup of cooked white rice.
- It’s 2 cup of cooked black beans.
- You need 1/3 cup of liquid from the black beans.
- It’s 2 1/2 tbsp of Lizano Sauce.
- You need 1 pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
- Prepare 1 of some chopped cilantro to taste.
- Prepare 1 pinch of dried oregano.
That is the extend to which Costa Rican food defines the rest of the culture. Translated as "spotted rooster", Gallo Pinto is a vegetarian rice and beans dish served with natilla (Costa Rican sour cream), queso frito, plantains, sliced avocado. It resembles the authentic rice and bean recipe from other Latino regions and especially reminds me of Congri, a Cuban black beans and rice recipe that my mom loves to make. Gallo Pinto means, quite literally, "Spotted Rooster" in Spanish, characterizing the speckled appearance of the dark beans against the white rice.
Gallo Pinto instructions
- Set stove to a medium heat mark. In a thick bottom frying pan with vegetable oil, toss the chopped onions and peppers until soft..
- Add minced garlic, and stir in the rice. Adjust stove temperature to high. Mix rice until it's covered with the previous vegetable mix. Cook until it's glossy and crispy..
- Add the beans and mix, add the Lizano Sauce (you can get it from any supermarket) the salt and pepper, a pinch of dried oregano and add a little of the bean broth. Add to taste..
- The less juice you put gives you a more crispy and fluffy Gallo Pinto. The more you add gives you a moist, soft and gooey consistency. It's all about your own personal choice!.
- Keep cooking and mixing until you reach the consistency you like. Mix in the cilantro. Mix and serve hot with some sides and drink coffee with it. A hearty breakfast and a good way to use up leftover rice. You can also substitute for canned beans..
Gallo Pinto is literally translated as "spotted rooster" for it's color and texture, and it's a mix of beans, rice, Salsa Lizano, chopped onion, chopped red bell pepper, and chopped cilantro. We usually serve it alongside a fried egg, ripe plantains, white cheese and homemade tortillas or a piece of toast. Gallo Pinto is a traditional dish consisting of white rice and black beans, which is often served at breakfast or dinner in Costa Rica, however it is not uncommon to find it being served at every meal. Gallo pinto means "spotted rooster" because apparently the combination of black or red beans and rice resemble a certain type of chicken with speckled black and white feathers. Gallo Pinto means "spotted rooster", which is a strange, but I suppose self explanatory way to describe the dish.