Arroz con Gandules the Right Way!

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Let’s face it fellow Boricuas, I love Arroz con Gandules, but I love the ham pieces more! Whether it’s in my beans or my pasteles, I love to find those little treasure pieces of ham that my mom would add. Well, now that I am all grown up, and I make my own Arroz con Gandules, I make it MY way!

Arroz con Gandules the Right Way!
Serves 6
Arroz con Gandules the way my mom used to make it.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 tsp of EVOO
  2. 1 Smithfield Center Cut Ham Steak, chopped
  3. 2 Tbsp of Goya Recaito
  4. 2 tsp of minced garlic
  5. 1 15oz can Goya Green Pigeon Peas, undrained
  6. 1 packet Sazon Goya con Culantro y Achiote
  7. 1/2 cup Goya Tomato Sauce con Cebolla, Ajo, y Cilantro
  8. 3 cups water
  9. 2 cups rice
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot, or how we call it in Puerto Rico a cazuela over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped ham steak, until browned.
  3. Add the Recaito and minced garlic and cook 2 minutes.
  4. Add remaining ingredients except rice.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Stir in rice; cover.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or until rice is tender.
  8. Do not stir rice until it is ready. This will prevent the rice from cooking thoroughly.
Adapted from Goya
Adapted from Goya
Francis E. Herrera http://franciseherrera.com/