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Puerto Rican Rice: Arroz Con Gandules

Puerto Rican Rice: Arroz Con Gandules
Course Main Course
Cuisine Puerto Rican

Ingredients
  

SOFRITO

  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1/2 packet of Sazon
  • A handful of cilantro
  • 1/2 4 fl oz bottle of capers
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper

RICE

  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sliced chorizo
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1  small can of tomato sauce
  • 1 can gandule beans
  • 1/2 mix of homemade sofrito
  • 1/2 cups green olives (more or less to your liking)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

SOFRITO

  • Chop up ingredients and add to blender. Blend until liquified and save to the side.

RICE

  • To start the base of the rice you will want to heat 2 tablespoons of oil to a large pot and add in 1/4 cup sliced chorizo. Since I don’t eat chorizo, I added cut up pieces of turkey sausage. You can also add bacon, or omit the meat all together.
  • Once the meat is fried lightly, pour in half of the blended sofrito and stir in.
  • After the sofrito is added to the meat, pour in 2 cups of white long grained rice and 2 cups of water.
  • Stir lightly and bring to a boil.
  • Once the ingredients start to boil add in a small can of tomato sauce, one can of gandule beans, and 1/4 bottle green olives.
  • Stir lightly to mix ingredients. Cover pot with a lid and turn down heat to a simmer.
  • Simmer for around 30-45 minutes. Until rice is tender
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