Arroz Con Gandules (Rice and Pigeon Peas)-A Puerto Rican Fav

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by kimjunae

This dish is a main staple for me.

Top Review by njchavers18

I used this recipe to help me on my long awaited attempt at making this rice and it turned out great! Thanks! I only used Recaito a green sauce instead of the Red Sofrito sauce...same ingredients though! LOVE THIS RICE!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour olive oil in a cast iron/aluminum pot until hot.
  2. Bring the temp up to med-high and pour in water, bullion, tomato sauce, sofrito, adobo, and sazon until it comes to a boil.
  3. Pour in pigeon peas (gandules) and let boil for a minute.
  4. Pour in rice.
  5. Stir ONCE and put the lid on it, sealing tightly.
  6. Let sit for 20 minutes on low-medium.
  7. If the rice looks gummy DO NOT STIR IT, just put the lid back on and wait until the rice is firm (ready).
  8. If you desire the crunchiness on the bottom, once the rice is done cooking, put the temp on very low temp and let it sit for about 5 minutes. The bottom will loosen up from the moisture (since it it's done cooking).

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