Yellow Rice with Pigeon Peas Recipe

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Yellow Rice with Pigeon Peas
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  1. Make Sofrito: Purée all sofrito ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Make rice: Cut out a round of parchment or wax paper slightly larger than diameter of a wide 4- to 5-quart pot.
  3. Pat ham dry and cook in annatto oil in pot over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until starting to crisp, about 4 minutes. Add sofrito, olives, and capers and cook, stirring, until liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add rice and cook, stirring, until it sizzles, about 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in peas, water, and 1 1/4 teaspoons salt and bring to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, over medium-high heat until almost all of liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes, reducing heat to medium once water is below level of rice.
  5. Gently stir from bottom to top, then smooth top of rice. Place parchment round directly over rice and cover pot with a tight-fitting lid. Reduce heat to low and cook, undisturbed, 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat, then discard parchment and gently fluff rice with a fork. Cover with lid and let stand 10 minutes.
  7. Cooks' notes: Pork can be marinated up to 3 days.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 109.36 Kcal (458 kJ)
Calories from fat 24.83 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.76g 4%
Cholesterol 17.16mg 6%
Sodium 679.67mg 28%
Potassium 195.98mg 4%
Total Carbs 8.32g 3%
Sugars 0.61g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.81g 3%
Protein 12.34g 25%
Vitamin C 2.2mg 4%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 33.9mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 58.63 Kcal (245 kJ)
Calories from fat 13.31 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.48g 4%
Cholesterol 9.2mg 6%
Sodium 364.43mg 28%
Potassium 105.08mg 4%
Total Carbs 4.46g 3%
Sugars 0.33g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.43g 3%
Protein 6.62g 25%
Vitamin C 1.2mg 4%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 18.2mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.3
  • 3

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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