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Arroz Con Gandules

Good 'Ol Rice 'N Beans

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Most staple foods are quite basic. PB&Js; baked beans on toast; and arroz con gandules.
Arroz Con Gandules
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Those of you familiar with the combo of red beans, or frijoles, and rice, shouldn't get this one confused. Arroz con gandules are made with pigeon peas, not kidney beans. It's pretty easy to make, and the key to its taste is sofrito, a Puerto Rican seasoning found in every restaurant and every household on the island.

Arroz con gandules are often served with tostones (pictured above), or amarillos. As for where to find it, you can practically walk into every Puerto Rican restaurant and find it somewhere on the menu.

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