Rice with pigeon peas

Rice with pigeon peas

Portions (4 - 5 persons)


2 cups rice (short grain or long grain).
4 ½ cups water
¼ cup oil (to taste)
1 cup diced ham
1 ½ envelope of culantro and achiote seasoning
1 teaspoon adobo
½ teaspoon dried oregano (optional)
3 cilantro or recao strips
¼ teaspoon bell pepper powder
2 tablespoons salt
2 cloves crushed garlic
2 tablespoons tomato paste or tomato sauce
1 can (15 oz) pigeon peas, drained and rinsed
½ cup sofrito
½ chopped red bell pepper (optional)
½ chopped onion (optional)
1 individual green guineo, grated (optional)

Let's prepare this delicious rice!

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook the ham, sofrito and tomato sauce, you can add the onion, garlic and bell bell pepper for 5 to 8 minutes or until the ham begins to brown and the onions are tender. Add seasoning, adobo and pepper powder. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until seasonings begin to release their odor. Add the rice and pigeon peas along with the cilantro or recao until covered by the remaining ingredients. Add the olives to taste, remember that it is optional, cook for 2 minutes. Then, add the water, stir everything, let stand until the water dries and lower the heat, wait 10 minutes to stir again! Wait about 15 minutes more to check the cooking time again, once the tender rice is ready, remember that you can substitute the canned pigeon peas for tender or frozen ones! And another delicious thing, you can cover with banana leaves and on top of the ramp of the pot that gives more typical flavor to the rice!


  • Sello Rojo saboriza / puerto rican rice
  • Cooking ham (1 lb)
  • Sazón Con Culantro Y Achiote GOYA
  • Sal del Mar GOYA / Sea Salt
  • Pimienta Negra BADIA / Black pepper
  • Pasta de Tomate GOYA// Tomato Paste
  • Gandules Verdes GOYA
  • Green Banana approximately 2 LBS
  • Sofrito Puertorriqueño La Reyna
  • This item: Arroz Sello Rojo 3 LB $4.49
  • This item: Cooking ham (1 lb) $5.39
  • This item: Sazon Con Culantro Y Achiote GOYA 1.41 Oz 8 Sobres $2.79
  • This item: Sal del Mar GOYA 23 Oz $4.99
  • This item: Badia Black pepper 2 oz $3.49
  • This item: Goya Tomato Paste 6 oz $1.79
  • This item: Gandules Verdes GOYA 15 oz $2.79
  • This item: Green Banana approximately 2 LBS $2.99
  • This item: Sofrito Puertorriqueño La Reyna 14 oz $3.99
  • Total price: $3.99

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