Carribbean Peas and Rice, or (Arroz Con Gandules)

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Juliann Esquivel

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@Juliann

This is a very easy, fast and tasty recipe from one my of dear good friends from Trinidad. Thank you Siralee. You can add meat if you like. It is most often eaten with meat but you can also enjoy meatless. In Puerto Rico this dish is a national dish known as Arroz con Gandules. It is made with little chunks of pork or chicken, ham, or bacon it is delicious. Enjoy

Rating:

★★★★★ 6 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4/6
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

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  • 1 large
    sweet onion chopped fine
  • 2 clove
    garlic smashed or put through a garlic press
  • 2 Tbsp
    or a tad bit more light olive oil
  • 2 c
    basmanti or jasmine rice, rinsed twice in cool water and drained of all the water
  • 1 1/4 c
    water
  • 10 oz
    chicken broth
  • 1/2 c
    unsweetened coconut milk
  • 15 oz
    can goya pigeon peas, rinsed, & drained
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    cooked ham, chicken, pork, bacon diced small optional
  • 1/2 c
    green bell pepper diced optional
  • 1 small
    envelope goya sazon with achiote & cilantro

How to Make Carribbean Peas and Rice, or (Arroz Con Gandules)

Step-by-Step

  1. in a large skillet saute garlic, onion and green pepper in hot olive oil. Add the pigeon peas and stir well being carefull not to break up the peas
  2. Add rice, water, chicken broth, and coconut milk and salt. Bring to a boil. Add the Cover and reduce the heat.
  3. Simmer for about 25/30 minutes.or until liquid is absorbed. Sometimes in Trinidad they will add some diced cubed chicken, cubed ham, pork meat or bacon pieces. Meat should be precooked; if you would like to add meat to your peas and rice; then put it in on step two (2) when adding water and chicken broth. Enjoy
  4. Pictured above are my peas & rice; I made today. I like to add small cubes ham and 2 slices crumbled left over bacon from breakfast and some sweet green bell pepper. these are optional but they give the peas and rice a delicious flavor. Bon Appetite

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About Carribbean Peas and Rice, or (Arroz Con Gandules)

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Rice Sides
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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