Arroz con gandules


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 219.3
  • Total Fat: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 98.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 5.1 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    3 cups white rice
    2 cups water
    1 tbsp sofrito
    1 tbsp vegetable oil
    4 oz green pogeon peas(gandules)
    1 tbsp adobo seasoning
    1 pachet of Sazon
    1 tbsp tomato sauce


Add 3 cups of rice to 2 cups water add oil, sofrito, Adobo, sazon, tomato sauce, and pigeon peas. Bring to boil for 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium low cook for 35 minutes turning rice every 15 minutes. When done serve with grilled pork chop or baked chicken.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NICOLEYALEX.


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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Gandules are "pigeon peas" in English - 6/21/07

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    Can you find the ingredients in a reg. store? - 3/20/07

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  • that Purtorican food and its so good try puting cubes of cooking ham wont regreat it - 3/27/13

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  • This was a big hit with my family--and extended family. A definite keeper. - 7/8/12

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  • pigeon peas i found out are black eyed peas without the black spot wow go figure who would have known - 1/1/11

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  • Pepper15278: Do you eat Puerto Rican/Dominican food? Sazon and Sofrito are staples in their cooking. Sazon is what makes the rice yellow and sofrito is seasoning. Listique, you can find the ingredients in most stores, though I guess it depends on where you live. - 5/8/08

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  • I am guessing 1.5 cups of uncooked long grain rice and double the water to 3 cups. I think the original 3 cups of rice was a typo because you should always twice the amount of water when cooking long grain rice. - 4/3/08

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  • I haven't made this yet as I have two questions before trying. I have never heard of sofrito or Sazon...what is are they? Also....without Vegarodz comment, I'd have been in the dark about the gandules (and I speak some Spanish...LOL). - 9/27/07

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  • It was good, I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil and no tomato sauce - 7/31/07

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  • Are you sure that it is 3 cups? 3 cups cooked rice is six cups. If it is right then 2 cups is a serving? It is very good but when I made it came out to be a lot of rice - 6/21/07

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  • i cook this all the time. VERY VERY TASTY AND FULFILLING. was surprised to see it on this site. I LOVE PUERTO RICAN FOOD - 6/10/07

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  • its very filling - 5/28/07

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  • Is good, but you don't need the tomato sauce (if you want to is OK) - 5/6/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a good recipe for Arroz con gandules. It is 2 cups of water or you can use chicken or beef broth. The rice should be steamed and not soupy... If you put too much water it will be sticky and starchy. Gracias, for listing this recipe! - 6/22/11

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