How To Cook Puerto Rican Rice?

What is the national dish of Puerto Rico?

  • Arroz con Gandules. The actual national dish of Puerto Rico is Arroz con Gandules. This dish consists of rice, pigeon peas and a sofrito sauce. Heavily influenced by Spanish roots, the dish also has ham, chorizo, pork, red peppers, and olives included.

How do you make Puerto Rican white rice?


  • Stir rice and water into a medium pot with lid. Bring to a boil.
  • Add salt and oil.
  • Cover and reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Remove lid every 5 minutes to stir and sample rice.
  • When rice is steamed to your liking, stir one last time to fluff; serve.

How do you make Puerto Rican rice from scratch?

How do you make arroz con gandules video?

What do you eat with arroz con gandules?

A traditional Puerto Rican dish, arroz con gandules is rice cooked with green pigeon peas. This orange-hued dish is full of flavor from the herby, peppery sofrito and pairs nicely with stewed chicken, pork, or red beans.