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Yields:
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.

Ingredients

Directions

  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
260
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat
4.12g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.127g
1%
Trans Fat
0g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.525g
Monounsaturated Fat
1.037g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
400mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
46.97g
17%
Dietary Fiber
5.3g
19%
Sugars
0.44g
Protein
8.08g
Vitamin D
-
Calcium
7mg
1%
Iron
0.11mg
1%
Potassium
51mg
1%
Vitamin A
5mcg
1%
Vitamin C
2.5mg
3%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
13%
of RDI*
(260 calories)
13% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (73%)
 
Fat (14%)
 
Protein (13%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories

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