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Arroz con Gandules

Updated: Sep 12, 2022

Rice with Pigeon Peas Puertorican Style

Arroz con gandules, oh my! This you will find in many Puerto Rican homes, for any occasion like parties, picnics, and holidays. We love to make this and enjoy it with pasteles (they are like tamales but wrapped in green banana leaves), pernil (pork shoulder) or spiral ham.


Gandules (Pigeon Peas) they can be found fresh, frozen, canned or dried. I remember being a little girl helping my grandma open the pod and remove the seed. I also remember eating them (laughing) and my grandma calling me “Lygdi that’s not to eat that way” I miss her dearly.


Here’s my simple Arroz con Gandules recipe, hope you w