Recipes from Costa Rica: Gallo Pinto (Beans and Rice)

Recipes from Costa Rica

Gallo Pinto (Beans and Rice)

Country: Costa Rica
Course: Side
Makes: 4-6 servings


  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 cup canned black beans
  • 1 tbps vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 4 tbsp Salsa Lizano
  • A dash of black pepper


  1. Heat the vegetable oil over a medium flame and cook the bell pepper and onions until soft. In the last couple of minutes, add the garlic and cilantro.
  2. Add the beans and Salsa Lizano to the pot with the black pepper. Then stir in the rice.