Cinco de Mayo (5th of May) is on Monday and I wanted to post a quick and easy recipe to make on that day. I found this recipe in Viva Vegan cookbook that fits the bill perfectly. If you have cooked rice and beans, then this recipe is a breeze to make.
Each Latin American country has its own version of Rice and beans. In Costa Rica and Nicaragua, it is called Gallo Pinto — which literally means ‘painted rooster’. It is a delicious mix of precooked rice, beans that are refried with extra vegetables, herbs and spices.
This dish can be made with either precooked white or brown rice. Black beansm small red benas or even pink beans can be used. This is a dish where the bean-cooking liquid is very important to the final dish, it gives the refried rice and beans the proper color flavor and consistency. So make sure that you save that bean cooking liquid.