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8 servings
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Meal Type:
Side Dishes
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Arroz con Gandules (Puerto Rican Style Rice)

This rice is a staple in Puerto Rican cuisine, but this a low fat version with nonfat sofrito.



  1. Thaw the sofrito.
  2. In a sauté pan, heat the oil on medium to high heat, then and add some onion and cilantro.
  3. When the onion are tender, add the thawed sofrito, allowing it to heat thoroughly.
  4. Rinse the pigeon peas, and add it to the sofrito allowing them to heat thoroughly.
  5. Add the 4 cups of water, rice, and salt to taste. Mix well.
  6. Once the mixture has boiled, turn simmer the rice for about 35 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed. Enjoy!
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Thanks for sharing this recipe.Homemade recipes are always healthy for us. http://www.skinnydeliciouslife...
19 Dec 14 by member: beranparry
Glad to see that you can incorporated some of the Latin ingredients (sofrito) to come up with weight watcher points. Bravo. There should be more like this. I love my Puerto Rican food and doing weight watchers I feel deprived.
09 Mar 10 by member: Spanish Silk


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Nutrition summary:

There are 260 calories in 1 serving of Arroz con Gandules (Puerto Rican Style Rice).
Calorie break-down: 14% fat, 73% carbs, 13% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 37
Calories 260
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 4.12g 6%
  Saturated Fat 0.127g 1%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.525g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.037g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 400mg 17%
Potassium 51mg  
Total Carbohydrate 46.97g 16%
  Dietary Fiber 5.3g 21%
  Sugars 0.44g  
Protein 8.08g  
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 123%
Calcium 18% Iron 41%
of RDI*
(260 calories)
13% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (73%)
Fat (14%)
Protein (13%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories