Gallo Pinto (Costa Rican Beans and Rice)

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2024

In gallo pinto, leftover rice and beans transform into a lively, soul-satisfying meal.

SERVES4 to 6

TIME1½ hours, plus 8 hours soaking

Gallo Pinto (Costa Rican Beans and Rice)

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Gallo pinto, the national dish of Costa Rica, is traditionally made from leftover rice and beans cooked anew with spices, onions, garlic, peppers, and cilantro. To infuse the dish with maximum bean flavor, we opted to use dried black beans,...

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