Rice with Pigeon Peas

As one of the most popular dishes of Puerto Rico, you know this dish is about more than food. Bring this time-honored Hispanic classic to your table for Thanksgiving.

Servings
8
Active Time
20 minutes
Total Time
45 minutes
Rice with Pigeon Peas

1. Chop garlic, white onion (1 cup), cilantro (1/2 cup), bell pepper (1/2 cup), and tomato. Slice green onions. Drain peas.

2. Preheat 4-quart stockpot on medium-high 2–3 minutes; add oil to pan. Stir in onions, cilantro, bell peppers, and garlic; cook 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and salt; cook 1 more minute.

3. Stir in remaining ingredients until blended. Reduce heat to medium-low and bring to a boil. Boil 5 minutes.

4. Reduce heat to low. Cover pot with lid; cook 18–20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed. Serve.

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1 medium white onion

  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro

  • 1 small green bell pepper

  • 1 medium tomato

  • 4 green onions

  • 1 (15.5-oz) can pigeon peas

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 cups white rice

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 cube chicken bouillon

  • 1 (0.17-oz) packet sazón seasoning

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Instructions

1. Chop garlic, white onion (1 cup), cilantro (1/2 cup), bell pepper (1/2 cup), and tomato. Slice green onions. Drain peas.

2. Preheat 4-quart stockpot on medium-high 2–3 minutes; add oil to pan. Stir in onions, cilantro, bell peppers, and garlic; cook 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and salt; cook 1 more minute.

3. Stir in remaining ingredients until blended. Reduce heat to medium-low and bring to a boil. Boil 5 minutes.

4. Reduce heat to low. Cover pot with lid; cook 18–20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed. Serve.

Nutritional Information

CALORIES 240kcal; FAT 2g; SAT FAT 0g; TRANS FAT 0g; CHOL0mg; SODIUM 570mg; CARB 48g; FIBER 3g; SUGARS 2g; PROTEIN 6g; POTASSIUM 4%; VIT D 0%; CALC 2%; IRON 10%

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