Make this traditional Gallo Pinto for an authentic Costa Rican breakfast and top with eggs and salsa or enjoy it for lunch with your choice of protein. Made with our Carolina® White Rice, but easily substituted for your grain of choice.
Prepare rice according to package directions.
Heat up the oil in a saucepan or skillet and sauté the onion and bell pepper.
Add the beans and cook for 2 more minutes.
Add the rice and mix well, cook for another 3 minutes.
Add the Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce (if desired) and the chopped cilantro. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Mix well and cook for another minute.
Garnish with the crumbled bacon.
Want to add some pizzaz to your meal? This traditional Costa Rican rice dish is just what you need. Zesty, refreshing, and full of starchy rice and bean goodness, Gallo Pinto is our go-to for an authentic, flavorsome meal.
It is commonly served alongside scrambled eggs, topped with salsa, and enjoyed for breakfast. However, we believe this lively rice dish is great for any meal. Ideal for your next Monday night chicken dinner, a light lunch option throughout the week, or make a batch and have it for both!
Distinguished by having a hearty amount of rice and beans, this Costa Rican specialty is made with our Carolina® White Rice and a cup of black beans. Offering up a good amount of vegetable protein. However, this recipe isn’t all veggies, a healthy dose of crispy bacon bits are added to this tasty dish.
This recipe calls for flavorful sauces including Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce– guaranteed to leave you feeling satisfied. Additionally, our Gallo Pinto gets a boost of fresh flavor from diced onions and green bell pepper.
Note: Find tips for cooking white rice perfectly on our product page!