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Arroz con Gandules

Arroz con Gandules
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 8
Enjoy this rice that’s made with pigeon peas and bacon – a tasty side dish.

Ingredients

  • 4 strips bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 packets (from 1.41-oz box) coriander and annatto seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked regular medium-grain white rice, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed green olives
  • 1 can (15 oz) green pigeon peas, drained
  • 1 can (4 oz) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  • 1
    In 3-quart saucepan, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp; remove from skillet. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook and stir about 3 minutes or until onions are tender. Add oregano and seasoning packets; cook and stir about 3 minutes.
  • 2
    Add rice to saucepan; cook and stir about 5 minutes. Add water, olives, peas, tomato sauce and capers; stir to blend. Heat to boiling.
  • 3
    Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat; stir in bacon and cilantro. Cover; let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
35
Total Fat
3 1/2g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
380mg
16%
Potassium
310mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
2g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Enjoy this rice that’s made with pigeon peas and bacon – a tasty side dish.
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