Adventurous Thanksgiving Side: Arroz con Gandules
Arroz con Gandules
1 1/4 cups uncooked white rice (we can do this)
2 1/2 cup water (yes, accessible)
1 1/2 tablespoons sofrito (Chuck is planning Tiger Sauce instead)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 can Gandules Verdes (Jamaican beans)
1 cup cooked ham, diced
1/4 cup red bell pepper, roasted and chopped (Chuck prepared these in advance on the grill)
1/4 cup green bell pepper, roasted and chopped (see above)
salt to taste
In a pot, mix oil, sofrito, ham, and peppers for 2 minutes over medium heat.
Add rice and water and mix well, then add gandules verdes and cook uncovered until water is absorbed (about 20 minutes).
Stir, cover pot, and simmer for another 25 minutes.
Well, bloggy friends, will this work? Does Iron Chef Chuck with the Cool Shoes have suitable sauce and beans? Or should I shun this dish in favor of the traditional mashed potatoes that I'm making for the more conservative types at the family table? Stumble It!