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Nicaraguan Gallo Pinto

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Category: Vegetarian, Beans

 Ingredients List

  • -------------------------FORMATTED BY LISA CRAWFORD-------------------------
  • 2 tb Vegetable oil
  • 2 lg Onions; sliced thin
  • 2 c Cooked red beans*
  • 1/4 c Bean cooking liquid or water
  • 1 c Cooked white rice*


Beans: Place 1 c of dry red beans, 6 mashed garlic
cloves and enough water to cover in a pressure cooker
and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Do not add salt as it
will toughen beans. Rice: Converted rice works best.
It can be made in the rice cooker if you prefer, but
watch the water rice ratio and cooking time; the rice
needs to be firm, not sticky.

Heat the oil in a heavy pot and saute onion until
lightly golden. Add the cooked beans and liquid,
Stir gently and continuously over low heat for about 5
minutes; the beans should remain whole not mashed. Add
the cooked rice and continue to stir for about 10
minutes. Taste and add a little salt if desired.

Nutritional info per serving: 284 cal; 10g pro, 45g
carb, 8g fat(24%), 2.5g fiber, 0 chol, 7mg sodium
Exchanges: 1.5 veg, 2.3 bread, .5 meat, 1.4 fat

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