Asopao de Gandules
This is another Puerto Rican dish that I grew up eating and love to make for my family. So hearty and flavorful. It is also extremely easy and quick to make, especially on a rainy day.
Gandules are pigeon peas, small beans that are part of the traditional Puerto Rican cuisine.
- 1 cup gandules (canned, Goya)
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 3-4 tablespoons Sofrito (the more the merrier)
- 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 potato (peeled and chopped)
- 1 carrot (peeled and chopped)
- 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
- Half avocado (Mexican)
- Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)
- In a medium size Dutch oven or saucepan, add the first twelve ingredients.
- Bring to a boil and simmer on medium-high until the potatoes are tender.
- Add the rice.
- Serve and add the avocado and cilantro.