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Rice With Pigeon Peas - Arroz Con Gandules

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“This is one of my favorite Puerto Rican rice recipe. I love pigeon peas. You can find sazon and pigeon peas in the hispanic section of the grocery store. Pigeon Peas are Puerto Rico's national dish. This recipe is from About.com.”
READY IN:
55mins
SERVES:
4-6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 cup sofrito sauce
  • 12 cup chopped ham (or cooked pork pieces)
  • 2 cups rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 14 ounces , goya sazon seasoning found in latin markets
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pigeon peas (drained and rinsed)

Directions

  1. 1. Heat olive oil in a 6-quart pot. Saute the sofrito and chopped ham for 1 minute.
  2. 2.Add the rice, water, sazon and pigeon peas.
  3. 3.Bring to a boil. Let boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. 4.Cover, reduce heat to medium low, and cook for 35 to 40 minutes.
  5. TIP: Do not use a lid with a vent that allows the steam to escape.
  6. Never lift the lid while cooking.
  7. 5.When finished cooking, stir the rice before serving. It should be light and fluffy.

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