Brown Rice and Pigeon Peas (Arroz Con Gandules)
42 mins (prep 12, cooking 30)
12 ingredients
6-8 servings
This is one of my favorite recipes of any kind. It's tasty, healthy, easy, quick, and I'm happy eating it for days on end. It's based on a Goya recipe that I adapted to use brown rice for better nutritional value. If you want to eat more whole grains but just can't find appetizing ways to prepare them, give this a try. It can also be made with long-grain white rice if you prefer (not jasmine rice or anything like that, just the ordinary kind). The canned pigeon peas and sazon can both be found in the latino/hispanic/international section of most US supermarkets.

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Serving Size (268.4 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 402.35 Calories from Fat 46.98
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.22g 48.22%
Saturated Fat 0.87g 26.0%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 11.32mg 2.83%
Total Carbohydrate 80.57g 161.13%
Dietary Fiber 7.1 g 170.3%
Sugars 1.88 g %
Protein 10.58g 127.01%
Vitamin A 92.49IU% Vitamin C 3.2mg%
Calcium 47.07mg% Iron 2.86mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
smoked bacon, pigeon peas, goya, sazon goya with coriander and annatto