arroz con gandules

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 222.9
  • Total Fat: 8.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.7 mg
  • Sodium: 364.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 4.1 g

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you will need a big metal pot with cover you will need a big metal pot with cover
Number of Servings: 8


    3 Tbsp. canola oil
    3 tbsp. sofrito
    2tbsp. cilantro (chopped finley)
    1/2 cup tomatoe sauce
    1 oz pork belly(optional)cut into tiny pieces.
    6 spanish olives (pitted)
    1tbsp. adobo(goya)
    1package sazon con cilantro y acoite (goya)
    1tbsp. onion powder
    1 can goya green pigeon peas
    5 cups water
    4 cups goya medium grain rice


Heat large pot over low heat adding oil, and pork belly, also add sofrito, tomatoe sauce, cilantro, olives, sazon. adobo , onion powder , pigeon peas(undrained) and let simmer for 3 minutes , add in rice and water bring heat up to medium- high mix and cover, let cook until water in evaporated then put heat on low mix well and cover let simmer for additional 30 minutes or until rice is tender serve warm.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GLORY9980.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Just like my mom's arroz con gandules -- thanks! - 9/30/11

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    Very Good
    This recipe is a light version and similar to how I make my favorite rice with pigeon peas, especially if you omit the pork. I'm lucky to get fresh grown in my native Puerto Rico. Thanks Glory9980 for sharing. - 5/10/10

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    very good - 1/23/08

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE arroz con gandules. Great recipe! - 3/21/07