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Gallo Pinto


Cast iron skillet filled with gallo pinto

Gallo Pinto is a traditional Latin American dish filled with whole grain brown rice and black beans. This satisfying skillet meal can be enjoyed any time of the day, uses lots of kitchen staples and packs a mean plant-based protein punch. Try it tonight!

Cast iron skillet filled with gallo pinto


Gallo Pinto

Recipe adapted from Cooking the Globe



  • 3 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 (10 oz.) bag Birds Eye®️ SteamFresh Brown Rice, frozen
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Freshly chopped cilantro, for garnish



  1. Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add diced onion and bell pepper; cook until onion is just soft and translucent, about 7-8 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes more.
  2. Add frozen brown rice, cumin, beans, vegetable broth and Worcestershire sauce. Cook, stirring frequently, until all of the liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with cilantro and serve warm.


Yield: 4 servings


*Per Serving: Calories 340, Total Fat 12g (Saturated 1g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 210mg, Total Carbohydrate 50g (Dietary Fiber 10g, Sugars 4g, Includes 0g Added Sugars), Protein 10g,  Vitamin D 0%, Calcium 6%, Iron 15%, Potassium 10%.


*Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.


Cast iron skillet filled with gallo pinto

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