Monday, January 15, 2007

Gallo Pinto

Well, what else is there to do with all this ice and snow outside (and temps in the single digits) than cook and bake to heat up the kitchen? Here's a particularly pretty dish, a Costa Rican rice-and-beans plate called "gallo pinto"; "spotted rooster".

1. Cook 1 cup of rice (I use brown rice).
2. Chop 1 onion and 3 cloves garlic. Fry in olive oil over medium heat until golden brown. Add some ground ginger, coriander, and cumin (about 1 teaspoon each). Stirfry 1 minute.
3. Add 2 cans of black beans, rinsed & drained. Heat through (3 minutes).
4. Add the rice, stir.
5. Add 3 tablespoons of steak sauce, stir to evenly coat.

Pass cilantro, sour cream/yogurt, tomatoes and green onions at the table.

Healthy, high in fiber, low in fat. Yum!

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