Arroz Con Gandules (Rice and Pigeon Peas)

Arroz Con Gandules (Rice and Pigeon Peas)

Ready in 40 minutes

Arroz Con Gandules is a traditional Puerto Rican dish. It's usually made for special occasions.

"We are a rice eating family and it was nice to find a new rice dish. We successfully cooked this per the recipe in a rice cooker. But next time we will cut back on the water added. We made spice mix and the sauce from scratch. The Goya mixes suggested contain MSG as a first ingredient."

- Fatherofseven

Top-ranked recipe named "Arroz Con Gandules (Rice and Pigeon Peas)"

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Ingredients

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2 cups Rice
3 cups Water
1/2 cup Sofrito
1 16-oz can Gandules (Pigeon Peas)
1 tbsp Capers
1 tbsp Green Olives with Pimiento; (Sliced)
1 packet Sazon Goya w/ Culantro and Annatto
1 8-oz can Tomato Sauce
3 tbsp Cooking Oil
Salt & Pepper; to Taste if Needed

Original recipe makes 4

Servings  

Preparation

In a Medium size Caldero (cooking pot used to cook rice on the stove. It is made of iron or thick aluminum.) combine Oil, Tomato Sauce, Capers, Olives, Sofrito, & Sazon. Cook Over Medium heat for 4 minutes.

Add all other ingredients. Mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste if needed.

Bring to a boil for 1 Minute reduce heat to low/med and cook covered for approx. 20-30 Minutes.

Do not stir rice during cooking process or it will get mushy.

Sazon (1 1/4 tsp equals one packet of Sazon in recipe.)

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Garlic Powder

1 tsp Cumin

1 tsp Coriander

1 tsp Annatto

Sofrito

1 Large yellow onion

1 Green Bell Pepper

1 Red Bell Pepper

1 Ajies Pepper (red and sweet)

1 Medium head of Garlic

1 bunch of fresh Cilantro

6 Culantro Leaves (Coriander)

1/4 Cup Pitted Olives

1 Tbsp Capers

1 Tbsp Black Pepper

1 Tbsp Crushed Oregano

1/2 Cup Olive Oil

Wash Peel and seed everything. Puree and store.

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BigOvenJanette 2 months ago
I LOVE this dish & at this point, i can't even count how many times I've made it. My family are fans too. Thank you for this add!!!
analea_g_81 2 months ago
I am not a fan of olives, so I omitted them. Still this dish is excellent!
Tiffysimone 1 year ago
The most Amazing Rice in the whole World!!!!!!
Daryisabel 1 year ago
We are a rice eating family and it was nice to find a new rice dish. We successfully cooked this per the recipe in a rice cooker. But next time we will cut back on the water added. We made spice mix and the sauce from scratch. The Goya mixes suggested contain MSG as a first ingredient.
Fatherofseven 1 year ago
Been looking for this recipe forever it was just like I remebered.So good!!!
Lorrainemomof3 2 years ago
Very simple to make and tastes so good. This will be a weekly dish
VLynn123 3 years ago
pretty much how i make it..but i dont use garlic salt i use nimced garlic from the jar..
REDDTF 3 years ago
This is my exact recipe for arroz con gandules as well & it is absolutely delicious! :)
ChicagoGirl48 4 years ago
[I posted this recipe.]
JerseyBlue 5 years ago
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