One of my favorite things about Costa Rica is the food. I love exploring different parts of the country and eating at different sodas. Sodas are basically restaurants where they serve typical Costa Rican food and it’s simplest, cheapest and most delicious.
I have eaten more casados (the Costa Rican typical plate) than years I have been alive on this planet in this lifetime. Here is a recipe that shows you how to make your own vegetarian style!
1 cup uncooked white or brown rice
2 onion diced
1 green pepper diced
1 can of organic black beans rinsed and drained
1 carrot shredded
White wine vinegar
Fresh veggies of your choice (Broccoli, carrots, potatoes)
Organic cage free eggs fried (1 for each person)
Simmer 1/2 an onion, peppers and garlic in a little oil until the onions are translucent. Add one cup rice, mix until it’s been covered with oil. Add one cup water and cook as normal.
Simmer 1/2 onion and some garlic until onions are translucent. Add a can of black beans and simmer.
Toss the shredded carrot in some white wine vinegar.
Take a plantain. Slice it into pieces about half an inch thick. Fry each in oil for about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from oil, flatten with either a spatula or all at once by pressing down with a plate. Dip each in cold water before returning it to the oil for about one minute per side, until crispy.
I simmered veggies in a saucepan with veggie broth and more onions and peppers. Seasoned with salt and pepper.