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Arroz con Gandules Instant Pot Recipe

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This Arroz con Gandules Instant Pot Recipe is amazing and so easy to make your family is going to love it, so let’s begin, shall we?

It is so full of flavor, and you are going to learn why many Puerto Ricans enjoying eating this delicious recipe.

What I love about this Instant Pot Arroz con Gandules recipe is that it is an easy meal and when I’m busy all I have to do is add the ingredients and let my instant cooker do the rest.

Now, this feeds our family of 6 so keep that in mind if you are using a Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker this will work too. We have one too!

Back to this recipe.

Gandules are pigeon peas, and you can use your favorite brand. As for the rice, use any white rice.

For this recipe, you are going to need Sofrito and Sazon, and if you don’t have sofrito you can find the recipe here or purchase it!

You can make a homemade Sazon seasoning recipe MSG-free, gluten-free, filler ingredient-free, and salt and sugar-free when you follow this sazon recipe.

This is going to give it that flavor you find when you eat authentic Puerto Rican Arroz con Gandules.

What are the ingredients to make Arroz con Gandules?

To make this arroz con gandules using an Instant Pot you are going to need:

  • white rice
  • Sofrito
  • can of gandules (pigeon peas)
  • sazon
  • tomato sauce
  • chicken broth
  • olive oil
  • olives
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Arroz con gandules plated

How to Make Instant Pot Arroz con Gandules

Here’s how to make this Arroz con Gandules Instant Pot. Now that you have the ingredients let’s make it!

Hit the Sauté button and add olive oil, sofrito, olives, tomato sauce, Sazon and cook for about 3 minutes until everything is blended well.

Add the gandules and saute for another minute or two.

Add the chicken broth, salt, and pepper (to taste), and rice and stir. There’s nothing wrong with tasting your rice right now before you seal it and cook it. That way you will know if you want to add more salt and pepper.

Cancel Sauté

Hit rice 12 minutes. Now, know that the Instant Pot Duo we used you can press rice and 12 minutes is the auto time. The IP will stop cooking once the rice is done cooking.

Let it rest for a few minutes before releasing pressure.

Your Arroz con Ganudes is ready to serve!

You can serve this with:

Instant Pot Instant Pot Arroz con Gandules

Instant Pot Arroz Con Gandules Recipe

Ready to make this Instant Pot Arroz con Gandules? Here’s the recipe card with the exact measurements.

Arroz con Gandules Instant Pot Recipe

Arroz con Gandules Instant Pot Recipe

Yield: 8-10 Servings
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Authentic Puerto Rican Arroz con Gandules (Rice with pigeon peas) made using an Instant Pot.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of white rice
  • 2 Tablespoons of Sofrito
  • 1 (15 oz) can of gandules (pigeon peas)
  • 1 Packet of sazon – We used Goya
  • 4 ounces of tomato sauce
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of olives
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Hit Sauté button and add olive oil, sofrito, olives, tomato sauce, sazon and cook for about 3 minutes until everything is blended well.
  2. Add the gandules and sauté for another minute or two.
  3. Add the chicken broth and rice and stir
  4. Cancel Sauté
  5. Hit rice 12 minutes or Rice button and it will auto cook.
  6. Serve

Notes

You can use water instead of chicken broth.

You can use chicken bourbon.

You can skip the olives if you don't like them.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 394mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

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