This Vegan Arroz con Gandules is my meatless version of our traditional Puerto Rican recipe. Arroz con gandules is a signature dish in our Puerto Rican cuisine. It is usually made with pork fat however this recipe is filled with traditional flavors without the need for meat.
A Puerto Rican fiesta without arroz con gandules is not a fiesta. This delicious rice is popular during the holidays or any other celebration during the year. This vegan Arroz con Gandules requires simple ingredients that are easy to find at your local supermarket.
This recipe is excellent as a side dish or main dish. It goes well with mofongo and some sautéd veggies. You can use long-grain rice, but in my household, we always use medium-grain rice, which works better. For the sofrito, you can check my recipe or if you don’t have time to make it, use the following veggies; onions, green pepper, cilantro, culantro, and garlic. However, the sofrito is a star ingredient and the base of all Puerto Rican savory dishes. I recommend you always have sofrito ready in your refrigerator or freezer.
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