Costa Rica is a country with a large traditional cuisine.
The most important meal for us is breakfast, which is actually big: Gallo Pinto, fried plantains, eggs, sourcream, bread or corn tortillas, some fruit, coffee and juice…
Among all of these dishes, we can miss whatever but not the ‘gallo Pinto’, a combination of rice and beans, normally having some well chopped cilantro, sweet chilli pepper and some onion.
The recipe is really simple:
Take some rice, specially if it is from the night before, some black or red beans with a little broth, some cilantro and the onions, well chopped, and a little spoon of chopped sweet chilli pepper.
Once all the ingredients are ready, fry the cilantro, onion and pepper in some olive oil, then, add the rice, the beans and the broth. Keep them frying in the oil for a couple of minutes and then mix them up.
Now, serve them with some hot sauce, the sourcream, bread, plantains and the eggs. Get a good cup of coffee and some juice and…Bon appetite!!!!!