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

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

threeovens November 03, 2009

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

SMH January 15, 2009

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.

tosha in pennsylvania January 13, 2006