Rice With Pigeon Peas - Arroz Con Gandules

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by 1PugMom2

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 About.com.

Top Review by RN4IttyBits

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 :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 cup sofrito sauce
  • 12 cup chopped ham (or cooked pork pieces)
  • 2 cups rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 14 ounces , goya sazon seasoning found in latin markets
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pigeon peas (drained and rinsed)


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

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