Grandma's Rice and Pigeon Peas (Rice Cooker) Recipe

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Grandma's Rice and Pigeon Peas (Rice Cooker)
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  1. Wash rice really well until water runs clear, strain well, put in rice cooker and add water, set aside.
  2. Heat pan on medium high heat, add olive oil or lard, let it heat up a bit like 5 minutes more or less. Be sure the oil is hot enough, you can test it by dipping a wooden spoon if it sizzles it's ready.
  3. Add season port to hot oil, let it fry in one layer underdisturbed until browned. About 5 minutes more or less. Add minced onion and bell pepper and cook down together with pork for about 5-7 minutes, add minced garlic afterwards and cook for 2 minutes or so until fragrant.
  4. Turn off heat and dump this sautee into the rice cooker with the rice and water, mix well. Add drained can of pigeon peas, 2 teaspoon salt, 1 sazon goya, and 1/4 teaspoon cumin. Mix well. Taste the water in there, it should be salty like ocean water, if not add more salt carefully. Increasing by 1/2 teaspoons and so on but don't use more than 3 teaspoons.
  5. Cover and turn on rice cooker and set to cook, when it beeps the rice is done. Fluff it and it's ready.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 712.57 Kcal (2983 kJ)
Calories from fat 646 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 71.78g 110%
Cholesterol 68.03mg 23%
Sodium 951.05mg 40%
Potassium 442.62mg 9%
Total Carbs 6.64g 2%
Sugars 1.51g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.39g 6%
Protein 9.92g 20%
Vitamin C 22mg 37%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 16%
Iron 8.7mg 49%
Calcium 49.1mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 211.55 Kcal (886 kJ)
Calories from fat 191.79 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.31g 110%
Cholesterol 20.2mg 23%
Sodium 282.35mg 40%
Potassium 131.4mg 9%
Total Carbs 1.97g 2%
Sugars 0.45g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.41g 6%
Protein 2.95g 20%
Vitamin C 6.5mg 37%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 16%
Iron 2.6mg 49%
Calcium 14.6mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 20
  • 20

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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