Gallo Pinto

Gallo pinto or gallopinto (frequently called pinto in Costa Rica) is a traditional dish of Costa Rica and Nicaragua made with rice and beans. The dish contains more rice than beans. The history of gallo pinto is not well known, and there are disputes between Costa Ricans and Nicaraguans about where the dish originated. One theory suggests that gallo pinto was brought into Latin America by Afro-Latino immigrants. Most Latin Americans agree that the dish is part of both countries now and that they share more similarities than differences. Variations of gallo pinto are popular in many countries close to the Caribbean.

Gallo pinto means "spotted rooster" in Spanish. The name is said to originate in the multi-colored or speckled appearance that results from cooking the rice together with red beans. Beans are quickly cooked until the juice is almost consumed.

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Culture Of Costa Rica - Cuisine
... One national dish is gallo pinto ("spotted rooster"), although the name has no relation to the ingredients ... Gallo pinto is a common and typical dish in both Costa Rica and Nicaragua ... example, the Caribbean side of the country, because of its roots, has gallo pinto with coconut milk, while the north-western part of the country has a strong ...
Gallo Pinto - Variations
... Regarding the origin of gallo pinto, it is believed that to have originated in Pacific Nicaragua because a Spanish origin is more plausible ... Recently, empanadas filled with gallo pinto have become a popular alternative for people who have little time to eat breakfast ...

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