Arroz con gandules and platanos maduros


This is a quick and easy recipe for arroz con gandules (rice and pigeon peas) and platanos maduros (sweet plantains). 

Arroz con gandules:

1 can pigeon peas

1 cup rice

1 1/2 cup water

1 packet Sazon

Half onion (chopped)

Half pepper (chopped)

1 tsp oregano

2 tsp cilantro

1 tbsp garlic

1 can Goya tomato sauce 

1 tbsp olive oil


Heat oil in a pot on medium heat. Add onions, garlic and pepper and stir frequently for about 10 minutes.

Add Sazon,tomato sauce, water, cilantro 

Add rice and stir to coat with oil and mix with other ingredients

Add water. Cook uncovered until water is gone. 

Lower heat to very low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. 


Platanos maduros:

2-3 plantains that are very ripe, near black skin

Oil

Heat oil in a pan until very hot

Meanwhile, peel plantains and cut off ends

Cut each plantain in half and then slice each half down the middle


Add plantains to oil. Oil should be enough to cover the plantains. 

Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes

Lower heat and cook for 15 minutes, turning plantains occasionally, until brown.

Put on a plate covered with paper towel if you want to absorb some of the oil.

Buen provecho!

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