Nicaraguan Gallo Pinto

         Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Ethnic, Vegan, Nicaraguan, Beans

-------------------------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* *NOTES: 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