How to make it

  • 1. Rinse the rice with water and drain well and set aside.
  • 2. In a 4 quart cooking pan, add the oil and smoked ham and the chopped onions simmer over moderate heat for about 3 minutes or into ham and onions are some what cooked/while stirring occasionally
  • 3. Add the sofrito,tomato sauce,sazon,salt,black pepper and the bay leaf simmer for another 3 minutes while continuing to stir.
  • 4. Turn up the heat to moderate high and add the can of beans. Simmer for 3 minutes while continuing to stir.
  • 5.Add the rice and 1 cup of water.
  • 6. Mix all the items well. Once the water starts to boil again, reduce the heat to moderate high and cook uncovered until most of the water has evaporated.
  • 7. Reduce the heat to low, stir the rice again and put the rice in the middle of the pan in a mount then cover the rice with the banana leaf then cover the top of the pot with aluminum foil and put the lid on.
  • 8. Cook for 25 minutes. Stir the rice and flip the top of the rice to the bottom and spread the rice and cover the rice the same way it was continue to cook until done. Sample the rice to see if it is done. It should be soft to chew. Makes approximately 4 servings.

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  • MonicaNY30 5 years ago
    The Actual name is Arroz Con Gandules. It's One of my favorite dishes remember when my abuela use to cook it doing the holidays and sunday dinners. Also check out my page and try some of my recipes that wa handed down from family members that I cook for my Family.
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    evelynb ate it and said...
    aroz con gandules!!!!Ahhh my abuelo makes this rice,absolutely love it!!!He does it a lil different,but im sure it comes with the same great taste!Awesome puerto rican fooood!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    awsome recipe love rice in any form the ham is a great addition thanks high5
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  • dynie 10 years ago
    Yes, this does sound very interesting. I make lots of rice and I like to find different ways to make it! This sounds as if it could be the main course with the ham in it. I'm not familiar with sofrito.
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