June 26, 2015

Gallo Pinto

  • Black beans
  • Rice
  • Onion
  • Serrano chilly
  • Ginger
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Chilero sauce, habanero sauce or other hot sauce.

Inspired from a trip to Costa Rica where we ate it everyday! Wash black beans thoroughly. Soak for a couple of hrs or over night. If not soaked, use a pressure cooker. Boil black beans with water and salt. Add three times as much water as beans.

Chop half an onion, one clove of garlic and one Serrano chilly and some ginger.

Brown on pot with some olive oil.

Add steamed rice. Use a rice cooker to cook rice or use a large bowl and microwave for 15 minutes at high temperature. Add twice as much water than rice when cooking regardless if using a pot, rice cooker or microwave.

Add salt and pepper.

Add cooked black beans without bean liquid.

Add bean liquid if needed to make soft (not too liquid).

Garnish with cilantro.

Enjoy as a side dish with chilero sauce - must have!