The People's Reciplex

Jack’s Arroz con Gandules


I’m still working on an alternative to using Sazon, but this version should work in the meantime.


  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 1 large green pepper (diced)
  • 5 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 tomatoes (diced)
  • 2 pork chops (seasoned w/salt & pepper)
  • 1 chorizo sasuages (or andoullie)
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 2.5 cups of rice
  • 1 can of gandules
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1/2 can of peas
  • Spice Mix: 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 1 Sazon Accent envelope


  1. Slice sausages, fry until fully cooked & set aside (it may help for sausages to be slightly frozen when you slice them, so they don’t fall apart on you).
  2. Brown pork chops and chicken breast & set aside.  They should not be fully cooked as they will be cooked further later.
  3. Fry onions & peppers in olive oil on high heat until onions begin to turn transparent, then add garlic and stir for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add tomato, reduce to medium high heat & leave covered for about 10 minutes (until tomato is reduced).
  5. While you wait, chop pork chops & chicken into 1/2? inch pieces.
  6. Add Spice Mix (see ingredients), gandules & rice to base & stir for several minutes.
  7. Transfer to bigger pot & add water, peas and meat pieces.
  8. Cook in high heat uncovered, stirring often, often the water level is reduced.  You want to boil off water until the level of the rice starts to exceeds the water.
  9. Turn heat down to low & cover.
  10. Let cook for 30 minutes or so (smell often to ensure its not burning).

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This entry was posted on Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at 6:10 pm and is filed under entrees.

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