Arroz Con Gondules and Sofrito

Arroz Con Gondules and Sofrito

5 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 83% would make again

Ready in 15 hours

Puerto Rican Rice with Pigeon Peas


1 cup Salted Pork; or Hamsteak, chopped
1 medium Red bell pepper; quartered
1 large Green pepper; quartered
2 bunches Cilantro; stems removed
2 teaspoons Salt
3 tblspoons Corn oil
3 1/2 12-oz cans Water; as required
1 12-oz cans Pigeon Peas/Gondules; not drained
3 12-oz cans Medium Grain Rice
1 can (8 oz) Tomato sauce
1 package Sazon

Original recipe makes 8



Be Sure to Wash all Vegetables before hand


You will need: 1 Blender, 1 medium sized Red Bell Pepper, 1 large Green Bell Pepper, 1 clove of garlic halved, 2 bunches of cilantro with the stems removed 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of oil and about a cup of water to your desire.

Mix all ingredients in blender adding more or less to your desired taste.

Blend until it looks like a sauce.

Arroz Con Gondules:

You will need a large Pot or a Cast Iron Pot, Medium Grain Rice, 1 12 ounce can of Pigeon Peas also known as Gondules, 1 8 ounce can of tomato sauce, 1 cup of chopped salted pork or hamsteak, and 2 tablespoons of Corn Oil


Add 2 tablspoons of Corn oil to bottom of pot. Cooking on Medium Heat. Add Salted Pork or hamsteak, 1 Cooking Spoon/3 tablespoons of Sofrito and fry until browned. Add Tomato Sauce, 1 package of Sazon and Pigeon Peas. Use can left from Peas and add 3 cans full of water and 3 cans full of Medium Grain Rice. Bring water to a boil, stirring ever 4-5 minutes. Give one last thourough Stir, cover and let cook on low heat for 25 Minutes, stirring every 5-10 minutes.

Rice is done when tender and dry.

Serve alone or with Porkchops or Fried Chicken.

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mogriff1 2y ago

This is a great dish! It's the closet recipe I've found to my grandma's rice. I will definitely be making this often!
mon72 5y ago

It turned out great! This recipe is as close to my grandmother's that I've found so far!!
mon72 6y ago

I have know about this recipe since I was born my family is puerto rican so I learned to make it and love it at a very early age however I never had any measurements to be able to share the recipe with friends
punjin514 10y ago

Very tasty Dish!
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Lenabug 12y ago

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