Arroz Con Gandules
Arroz Con Gandules
Arroz con gandules is a combination of rice, pigeon peas, and pork, cooked in the same pot with sofrito. This is Puerto Rico's national dish along with roasted pork.


  • 2 cups medium or long grain rice (washed n rinsed well)
  • 2-3 tbsps oil
  • 2 oz cooking ham
  • 1 tbsp pimientos
  • 1 tbsp spanish olives
  • 2 oz sofrito
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce 
  • 1 packet sazón 
  • 1 packet pork sazón (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp - 1 tsp salt
  • 1 can gandules (pois congo/gungo peas/pigeon peas)
  • about 1.5 cups water (maybe a bit less) + the liquid from the can of gandules


  • You can get the pigeon peas in the spanish/international aisle of your grocery store.  Sometimes you can also get them in the aisle with the beans.
  • Black beans can be used as a substitute for pigeon peas.

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