Introduction to Arroz con Gandules

Arroz Con Gandules is the national dish of Puerto Rico. It is a rice-and-pigeon-pea dish which is seasoned with sofrito and smoked ham. Puerto Rican cuisine has been influenced by the foods of many cultures, including Spanish, African, Central and South American, and even North American cuisines. There are also many roots and beans used in Puerto Rican cooking that were a part of the diet of the Taíno Indians, the island’s original inhabitants.

In this series of free instructional cooking videos, you’ll learn how to cook Puerto Rico’s national dish, Arroz Con Gandules. Chef Kenny Marrero takes you through the recipe step-by-step, showing you all the ingredients you’ll need to make this classic dish. You’ll learn how to prepare the meat and vegetables, how to make Sofrito, and how to combine these ingredients together with rice and sauce for a delicious meal you’ll never forget

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