This recipe could be 5 star if it didn't call for so much water. I think it needs only 3 cups in order to be fluffy. I used 4 and it came out very mushy. The flavor is great, just like my Dominican Mother-in-Law's. The only difference I did was blend the onion, peppers, garlic and cilantro and added it to simmer before adding the gandules. Thie recipe will be a keeper in this house.