Rice with Pigeon Peas “Arroz con Gandules “
Rice with Pigeon Peas is Puerto Rico’s national dish. Any special occasion meal in Puerto Rice would not be complete without Arroz con Gandules. The rice gets a deliciously unique flavor from the ham, sofrito, and tomato sauce.

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Cuisine: Caribbean
Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner

Ingredients
  • Long-grain white rice 2 cups
  • 15oz can of pigeon peas 1
  • 8oz can of tomato sauce 1
  • Sofrito 2 tbsp
  • Diced cooking ham 1 cup
  • Salt & pepper To taste

Preparation
  1. In the IMUSA caldero, heat oil over medium heat. Add the tomato sauce, sofrito and ham, mix well to coat. Cover and cook over low heat until it begins to simmer; about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the rice and mix well to coat. Add 4 cups water and raise the heat. Once the mixture has come to a boil, add salt & pepper, (taste the water) reduce the heat to low and cover.
  3. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently until the rice is moist and the water is mostly evaporated-5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Add additional salt & pepper (if needed) and serve immediately.