Puerto Rican Rice with Pigeon Peas

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Stephanie Rudy

By
@lavenderfire1467

This is a meal in it's self. This rice dish tastes good with homemade salsa. I double the recipe for my family size. We don't like bell peppers that much, so I don't use as much, or just leave them out. You can also add some diced Chorizo to this dish if you like.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 8 oz
    Pigeon Peas, dried
  • 1 oz
    Salt Pork, cubed
  • 2
    Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    Olive Oil
  • 1
    Medium onion, chopped
  • 1
    Medium Red Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1
    Medium Green Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1
    Medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 c
    Rice
  • 1 pkg
    Ham chunks
  • 10 oz
    Green olives, pitted
  • 1 Tbsp
    Annatto powder or 1 tbsp Annatto oil
  • ·
    Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • ·
    Onion Powder and Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 c
    Water
  • 2 - 3
    Bay leaves

How to Make Puerto Rican Rice with Pigeon Peas

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large rice pot saute cubed salt pork and ham cubes in olive oil.
  2. Add onion and peppers to meat and saute. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Add diced tomato, bay leaves, dried pigeon peas, and 1 1/2 cup of water. Simmer covered on low for another 15 minutes til peas are tender. Almost all of the liquid should be gone.
  4. Stir in Annatto powder or oil. Add in the olives.
  5. Add rice to pot with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, stir, cover and simmer for 25 minuttes. Add salt and season to taste
  6. Let stand for 5 minutes before taking off the lid, remove bay leaves and serve with fresh salsa.

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About Puerto Rican Rice with Pigeon Peas

Course/Dish: Vegetables Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Spanish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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