Arroz Con Gandules, or rice with pigeon peas, is good old fashioned soul food as far as Puerto Ricans are concerned. It's a staple in every kitchen, with moms from around the island adding their own twists to the standard recipe. The dish is quite simple, with the key ingredient being sofrito
, which gives the dish its Caribbean flavor.
Here's an easy-to-follow arroz con gandules recipe from the Rican Chef.