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    Rice With Pigeon Peas - Arroz Con Gandules

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    55 mins

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    45 mins

    1PugMom2's Note:

    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

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


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

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 09, 2009


      Good basic recipe!!!! I added alot more sofrito and add alittle garlic pepper seasoning to it once it was on my plate. Love Puerto Rican food :)

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    • on September 21, 2009


      We enjoyed this delicious change from our regular white rice side dish. It was almost a meal in itself with the ham, peas, etc., and next time I'll use more of the ham and prepare it as an entree. I added some sauteed onion to the dish, and will try adding a little more of the sofrito next time since I loved the flavor it gave to the rice. Thanks for posting the delicious recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Rice With Pigeon Peas - Arroz Con Gandules

    Serving Size: 1 (307 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 771.2
    Calories from Fat 58
    Total Fat 6.5 g
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    Cholesterol 9.1 mg
    Sodium 289.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 144.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 17.3 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 33.4 g

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    sofrito sauce

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