I've gotten requests to add more latin recipes to my site which for me is never a problem since I LOVE latin food! Arroz Con Gandules (Rice with Pigeon Peas) is a Puerto Rican dish popular in the Carribean. The pigeon peas are loaded with fiber which makes this a healthy side if cooked right.
Yield: 7 servings
5 from 2 votes

Arroz Con Gandules (Rice and Pigeon Peas)

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
I've gotten requests to add more latin recipes to my site which for me is never a problem since I LOVE latin food! Arroz Con Gandules (Rice with Pigeon Peas) is a Puerto Rican dish popular in the Carribean. The pigeon peas are loaded with fiber which makes this a healthy side if cooked right.

Ingredients

Sofrito:

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup white onion
  • 4 medium scallions
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 15 oz can pigeon peas or gandules, drained
  • 2 cups of uncooked long grain rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 chicken bullion like Maggi (or vegetable bullion for vegans)
  • 1 packet of Sazon
  • salt

Instructions

  • Chop all sofrito items in a food processor or chopper.
  • In a caldero or heavy pot with a lid, heat oil on medium.
  • Stir in onion, scallion, cilantro, pepper and garlic and cook about 5 minutes.
  • Add tomato and salt cook another minute.
  • Stir in rice and blend well.
  • Add gandules, water, bullion, sazon, salt and taste liquid for flavor.
  • Mix well. Add more salt if needed.
  • Reduce flame to medium-low and let water boil down until it is completely absorbed.
  • Once water barely skims the top, set flame to low and cover for 20 minutes without stirring or lifting the lid.
  • The steam will cook the rice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup, Calories: 247kcal, Carbohydrates: 60g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 2.3g, Saturated Fat: 0.3g, Sodium: 432mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 0.5g
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green Smart Points: 3
Purple Smart Points: 3
Points +: 4.5