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How to make arroz con gandulez (puerto rican rice)

I have made some modifications to this recipe, will post a complete new one soon.

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My home made sofrito you can buy it at the store or make it yourself

My home made sofrito you can buy it at the store or make it yourself

Gandulez look like this \ud83d\ude09

Gandulez look like this 😉

Those are our major ingredients : olives , sazon, tomato sauce, gandulez , bacon

Those are our major ingredients : olives , sazon, tomato sauce, gandulez , bacon

What sofrito or recaito looks like

What sofrito or recaito looks like

4 thick slices of bacon rough chopped

4 thick slices of bacon rough chopped

Put a little vegetable oil in the rice and stir it up

Put a little vegetable oil in the rice and stir it up

Then add two packets of sazon it makes it a light orange color

Then add two packets of sazon it makes it a light orange color

Fry up the bacon make sure it's crispy then add one packet of sazon

Fry up the bacon make sure it's crispy then add one packet of sazon

The rice should look like that

The rice should look like that

Add the sofrito to the bacon right before adding the rice do this on a medium high heat UPDATE: I now take the bacon out and leave the fat of the oil.

Add the sofrito to the bacon right before adding the rice do this on a medium high heat UPDATE: I now take the bacon out and leave the fat of the oil.

Mix the rice in and stir till it looks like that, you may  add chopped sweet peppers now

Mix the rice in and stir till it looks like that, you may add chopped sweet peppers now

Dump the entire can of gandulez including the liquid we don't use much water for this

Dump the entire can of gandulez including the liquid we don't use much water for this

The add the entire little can of tomato sauce

The add the entire little can of tomato sauce

Add olives and stir

Add olives and stir

Half a cup of water

Half a cup of water

It should look like this it takes about 45 min for this rice to cook add water slowly and stir often

It should look like this it takes about 45 min for this rice to cook add water slowly and stir often

In the end \ud83d\ude1b\ud83d\ude0d\ud83d\ude0d\ud83d\ude0d

In the end 😛😍😍😍

And that's my scrubby ass ready to grubb hope you enjoy it \ud83d\ude18

And that's my scrubby ass ready to grubb hope you enjoy it 😘

Everyone will love it UPDATE: I crumble the left over bacon on top :-)

  • 1/2c Sofrito/ recaito
  • 1.0 Can of Gandulez / pigeon peas
  • 3.0c White rice
  • 3.0c Packets of sazon with annatto
  • 1.0c Green olives
  • 4.0c Peices of bacon
  • 1.0 Small can of tomato sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2.0 Sweet yellow or red peppers