Puerto Rice & Pigeon Peas (Arroz Con Gandules)

Raven Higheagle

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@ravenhigheagle

Any special occasion meal in Puerto Rico would not be complete without Arroz con Gandules. Afterall, Rice with Pigeon Peas is Puerto Rico's national dish.


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Rating:

Serves:

Serves 12

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

bacon
2 medium
onions, chopped
1 c
sofrito
2 can(s)
tomato sauce
2 can(s)
pigeon peas
2 Tbsp
manzanillo olives
2 tsp
capers
2 can(s)
chicken stock
2 lb
white rice
garlic powder, to taste
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a saucepan cook the bacon until crispy
2
Remove and chop in small pieces.
3
In same bacon fat, stir fry onions till tender.
4
Add sofrito for about 2 to 3 minutes
5
Add chopped bacon, tomato sauce, drained beans, the raw rice and chicken broth and stir well.
6
Add enough water to cover the rice, about 1 and 1/2 inch above rice line.
7
Let boil (uncovered) on medium high heat until water evaporates.
8
Lower heat to low and cover with aluminum foil and cook for about 35 to 45 minutes. Serve
9
Using aluminum foil to cook rice is a secret so all the rice cooks quickly.