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Gallo Pinto (Spotted Rooster) Recipe

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* 1 cup of cooked rice
* 1 cup of cooked beans
* 1 chopped onion (small)
* 1 small chopped red pepper
* 2 tablespoons of celery
* 2 cloves of garlic chopped
* 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (or 1 teaspoon margarine)
* 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
* 4 tablespoons Salsa Lizano*
* 2 teaspoon black pepper
* 1 teaspoon seasoning (your choice)


1. Fry onion, red pepper, garlic, cilantro in the vegetable oil, about 3 minutes.

2. Pour in the beans and add the sauce, black pepper and seasoning. Let it cook for a few minutes, but don't let it dry out.

3. Pour in the cooked rice and mix it with the beans.

Enjoy with:

* Sour Cream
* Platanos maduros (fried plantains)
* Eggs (fried or scrambled )

*Salsa Lizano is a commercial product rarely found outside Costa Rica.

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