arroz  con

 gandules

One of the signature rice dishes of Puerto Rico . Very popular for any holiday and christmas time. 

SERVES 6-8

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

4 CUPS                   MEDIUM GRAIN RICE 

 

1 CAN                     PIGEON PEAS (GANDULES)

1/4 CUP                  BEEF SAUSAGE (I USE HEBREW NATIONAL)

1/4 CUP                   BEEF CHOPPED 

1/4 CUP                   ROASTED RED PEPPER 

1/4 CUP                   SPANISH STUFFED OLIVES (MANZANILLA)

1/2 CUP                   TOMATO SAUCE (SPANISH STYLE)

1 TBLSP.                  CHICKEN BASE 

1 TBLSP.                  BEEF BASE 

1 CUP .                      

2 TBLSP.                 GRAPE SEED OIL 

3 CUPS                   WATER 

1. PREPARE THE MISE EN PLACE 

2. STIR FRY THE CHOPPED BEEF IN THE GRAPE SEED OIL . 

3. ADD THE BEEF SAUSAGE AND COOK FOR 3 MINUTES

4. ADD SOFRITO , CHICKEN BASE, BEEF BASE AND TOMATO SAUCE. COOK FOR 3 MIN. 

5. ADD THE PIGEON PEAS, OLIVES AND ROASTED RED PEPPERS. COOK FOR 3 MIN. 

6. ADD THE RICE AND MIX WELL 

7. ADD THE WATER (THE MEASURE OF WATER FOR MEDIUM GRAIN RICE WILL ALWAYS BE 3/4CUP OF WATER PER CUP OF RICE. IF USING LONG GRAIN THEN ITS A CUP OF WATER PER CUP OF RICE ).

8. COOK FOR 15-20 AT MEDIUM HEAT UNTIL ALL THE WATER HAS EVAPORATED. THEN TURN THE RICE IN AN INVOLVING MOTION SO THAT THE RICE THATS IN THE BOTTOM IS NOW ON THE TOP. 

9. COVER AGAIN (WITH A BANANA LEAF IF ITS AVAILABLE) AND LOWER THE HEAT TO LOW . COOK FOR ANOTHER 10-15 MIN. 

ENJOY ;)