Arroz Con Gandules ( Rice and Beans)

Recipe by TheBostonBean
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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    tablespoon sofrito sauce (check out recipe # from my recipes)
  • 1
    (15 ounce) can pigeon peas (any canned bean will do)
  • 0.5
    (4 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    (4 ounce) can Spam (don't ask a lot of people use it, substitute a ham steak)
  • 2
    tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1
    (1/4 ounce) package sazon goya
  • 6 -10
    pitted green olives
  • 2
    cups rice (rinsed)
  • 4
    cups water
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse starch off the rice, this IS important.
  • Dice ham steak or Spam.
  • Pour oil into 4-5 quart cooking pot ( make sure its a large wide pot, not a thin deep one).
  • Add sofrito and fry on medium heat for 1 minute.
  • Add ham and fry for 1 more minute.
  • Add tomato sauce and heat through for 30 seconds.
  • Add sazon, salt and water and bring to a boil.
  • Add pigeon peas and olives and boil 5 minutes.
  • Add rice and mix around with spoon once.
  • Bring to boil on HIGH heat until water has evaporated to the rice line.
  • Lower temperature to low/medium low and cover TIGHT with lid ( add foil or banana leaf if need be to make it a tight seal).
  • Cook for 25-30 minutes.
  • Uncover, serve and enjoy!
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