Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a direct copy of the recipe on the can of Goya Green Pigeon Peas aka Gandules Verde and it is so delicious!! I usually use 1/2 cup of the ham because it is slightly healthier, but have also used smoked turkey breast.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add bacon(ham), onions, green pepper and cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes longer.
  4. Add remaining ingredient, except rice and bring to a boil.
  5. Stir in rice; cover.
  6. Simmer for 2 minutes or until rice is tender.
Most Helpful

4 5

This was really good and easy too! I used chicken broth and annatto oil instead of the bacon and water for flavor.

4 5

yum! not quite like my mom's but close. the basic structure of wonderful. sofrito is a great idea, will try that next time.

4 5

my recipe is similar to yours instead i use beef or turkey bacon and smoke turkey in substitute to the pork. i also add olives and capers to it as well just to give it a slight twist. it's very hearty and delicious.