Arroz Con Gandules

"Authentic Puerto Rican rice - great side dish, or serve with recipe #220415 and have as a main dish. When I serve it this way, I double the beans and top with shredded lettuce, tomato and avocado. You can substitute other meat for the sausage - ham, chicken or pork. Credit for this recipe goes to my good friend Michelle."
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  • In a large pot, brown sauage in olive oil with Adobo.
  • Add all remaining ingredients except rice; bring to a boil.
  • Stir in rice and cook uncovered until a metal spoon rested on top slowly fills without sinking (technical instructions I know, but this is how it was taught to me.
  • Stir rice and cover; lower heat and simmer 20 minutes.
  • Stir, recover and cook additional 15 minutes.

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  1. DELICIOUS! So easy and lots of flavor-everyone loved this dish! I used diced ham and included recaito. Thank you, JenniferK2, for a great recipe! Made for the Think Pink Tag Game In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, October 2008.
  2. Wonderful dish!! We loved the flavors and will be making this again soon. It came together easily with ingredients that I usually have on hand (except for the Gandules - it was my first time eating them but will definitely not be the last.) We served it with EdsGirlAngie's Puerto Rican Pork a La Criolla #99717 for a wonderful Puerto Rican meal. Thanks JenniferK2


I was born in Chicago, IL and have lived in the area all my life. I love to cook and plan meals and always have. As a child I would watch Julia Childs on TV every day (she came on right after Mr. Rogers) and I have been interested in cooking ever since. Now that I have a family I enjoy the quick and easy recipes just as much as the more intricate ones. I didn't mind putting in the extra time and effort when I only cooked recreationally. I still like to do that sometimes, but for the day-to-day chore of cooking (and sometimes it is a chore) I like the option of fast and simple. I enjoy trying new recipes and sharing favorites of mine. I have found that sometimes the most unlikely sounding ones turn out to be the best! I try to always review the recipes I try because I know how much I enjoy getting that feedback myself. Even when it is not necessarily positive because sometimes suggestions help me tweak things and make them better!
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