dish
Gallo Pinto (Red Beans and Rice)

8
Serves
223
Calories
13
Nutrients
6
Vitamins

Ingredients

3 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups white rice
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion , finely chopped
2 cloves garlic , minced
1 ounce Canadian bacon (2 slices), finely diced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups cooked red beans , rinsed and drained

Cooking Instructions

1. Bring 3 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil in a large, heavy saucepan. Add the rice and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and gently simmer the rice covered, until tender, about 20 minutes. (If rice looks wet after 15 minutes, uncover the pot.) Let the rice cool for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.

2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the onions, garlic, bacon, cumin and pepper and cook over medium heat until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the beans and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the rice and cook until lightly browned and very flavorful, about 3 to 5 minutes. Correct the seasoning, adding salt and pepper to taste. Serve while hot.

Serving Size: 3/4 cup

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 8
Calories
223
Protein
8 g
Total Carbohydrate
39 g
Dietary Fiber
4 g
Soluble Fiber
1 g
Insoluble Fiber
2 g
Sugar
2 g
Total Fat
3 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
2 g
Cholesterol
3 mg
Percent Calories from Protein
14 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
71 %
Percent Calories from Fat
14 %
Vitamin C
1 mg
Folate
140 mcg
Calcium
28 mg
Iron
3 mg
Sodium
391 mg
Zinc
1 mg