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Saturday, 11 February 2012
National dishes of the world, Nicaragua with Gallo Pinto
Gallo Pinto is Nicaragua's most popular dish, eaten at any time of the day.
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 lrg onions – thinly sliced
2 cups cooked red beans
¼ cup water
1 cup cooked white rice
Beans: cook 1 cup of dry red beans with 6 crushed cloves of garlic and water in a pressure cooker for 15 to 20 minutes. Sauté the onion in a pot. Add in the cooked beans and water. Cook for 5 minutes at a low heat whilst stirring. The beans must remain whole. Now add the cooked rice and simmer for a further 10 minutes, still stirring.