Arroz con Gandules

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 176.6
  • Total Fat: 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 458.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 7.1 g

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Rice and pigeon peas with olives Rice and pigeon peas with olives
Number of Servings: 4


    parboiled long grain rice 1 cup uncooked
    olives 6oz drained well rinsed
    2 tablespoons Sofrito( tomatoes, onion, garlic, pepper and cilantro)
    1 packet of sazon con cilantro y achiote
    spray of olive oil non stck cooking spray in pot
    2 1/2 cups water
    black pepper to taste
    15 0z pigeon peas rinsed and drained


In large pot spray with olive oil lightly , turn heat onto medium add 2 1/2 cups of water , add the sofrito and sazon to that and mix well. Add olives and bring to boil. When at a boil add rice boil for one minute, then put aluminum foil and put lid on top of pot and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 25 minutes. Turn off heat and let rest for 5 minutes . After that mix well and serve.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MELODYNIGRO.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    i absolutely love arroz con gandules! mmm - 8/8/12

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    This is one of my favorite dishes that my mom makes. - 8/1/10

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Try adding freshly sprouted beans (mung/black eyed) to increase the protein content ... yum :o) - 6/5/10