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Gallo Pinto

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This is my version of Gallo Pinto, a humble dish from Costa Rico, one of the Blue Zones. I've added some extra spices and our local jalapeno peppers. I can eat this for several meals, adding some cooked Brussels sprouts or cauliflower, or other leftover vegetables. I love serving it on top of chopped kale with some of my spicy Asian apple cider dressing.

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time25 mins
 1 tbsp olive oil
 ¾ cup chopped onion
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 2 cups black beans, rinsed and drained canned or homemade
 2 cups cooked brown rice (I love Trader Joe's frozen organic brown rice)
 ½ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp pepper
 2 tbsp cilantro
 1 jalapeno pepper, stem and seeds removed, chopped
 ½ cup corn (frozen or fresh)
 ½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
 ½ tsp ground cumin
 ½ tsp salt free seasoning blend such as Penzey's Sunny Spain
Ingredients
1

Warm oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add onion, bell peppers and jalapeno pepper. Cook for 3 minutes, until softened. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add corn and cook for 30 more seconds. Add drained beans, rice, salt, pepper, and other spices. Cook until everything is heated through. Add the cilantro.
Serve with greens such as chopped kale or spinach.

Directions

Ingredients

 1 tbsp olive oil
 ¾ cup chopped onion
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 2 cups black beans, rinsed and drained canned or homemade
 2 cups cooked brown rice (I love Trader Joe's frozen organic brown rice)
 ½ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp pepper
 2 tbsp cilantro
 1 jalapeno pepper, stem and seeds removed, chopped
 ½ cup corn (frozen or fresh)
 ½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
 ½ tsp ground cumin
 ½ tsp salt free seasoning blend such as Penzey's Sunny Spain
Ingredients

Directions

1

Warm oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add onion, bell peppers and jalapeno pepper. Cook for 3 minutes, until softened. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add corn and cook for 30 more seconds. Add drained beans, rice, salt, pepper, and other spices. Cook until everything is heated through. Add the cilantro.
Serve with greens such as chopped kale or spinach.

Directions
Gallo Pinto
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