Arroz Con Gandules -Rice and Pigeon Peas

If you love authentic dishes, you need to give this arroz con gandules a try!  A savory classic Puerto Rican dish, with perfectly cooked rice, sofrito, and sazon. Add some pernil on the side, and you have a complete and tasty dinner.

Arroz con gandules is Puerto Rican rice and pigeon peas.  It’s often served with sofrito, which is a mixture of vegetables like onions, garlic, and other fresh vegetables.

What is Arroz con Gandules?

Top Tips & Recipe Variations

Add more veggies – If you prefer, you can add more vegetables to the rice mixture. I usually stick with the traditional options.  However, it tastes great with something like mixed vegetables such as carrots, corn, etc.


> pigeon peas > tomato sauce > grain rice > water > olives > bay leaf


1. In a large pot, heat some olive oil over medium-high heat. 2. Add the sofrito and sazon, cook for 1-2 minutes. 3. Stir in the rice and cook for 1 minute.


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