Pupusa and Arroz Con Gandules Recipe

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Central America (El Salvador) meets Puerto Rico

Servings: 8


Cost per serving $0.42 view details
  • For the Pupusa:
  • 2 cups Masa herina
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 8 tablespoons mozzarella cheese (unless you choose a diff. filling, then 8 tablespoons of what you choose)
  • For the Arroz Con Gandules:
  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 4 oz. Goya Tomato Sauce
  • 1 packet Sazon
  • 5 tablespoons Ricato
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can pigeon peas a.k.a. Gandules
  • 3 strips bacon


  1. Mix the flour and water together. Knead together until well mixed. Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. You don't want the edges of the Pupusa to crack, so if you think it will add more water, a tablespoon at a time. So now roll the dough into a log. Cut 8 strips from the dough.
  2. So now take the dough in your hands and shape it into a circle. Remember no cracks on the edges. Hold it in your palm and make an indent in the center, place a tablespoon of filling and then close it up. Place in a tortilla press between plastic, flatten out to about 5 inches and 1/4 inch thick. Make sure there are no cracks on the edges! If there is your dough is too dry. Repeat for the rest of the them. Place the Papusa In a well greased, heated skillet. Cook until blistered and brown. Serve w/Spanish rice, or salsa.
  3. In a large, heavy saucepan heat a tablespoon of Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Add in onions, garlic and bacon. Cook for about 8 minutes, stirring once in a while. Next add in the Sazon and Ricato, cook about 30 seconds. Add in the rice and stir until well coated about a minute. Stir in pigeon peas, tomato sauce and 1 1/2 cup water, stir once and bring to a boil. Cook uncovered for about ten minutes or until water is evaporated. Stir rice and then cover and cook until tender about 15 minutes. Remove from heat., fluff w/a fork and let stand five minutes before serving.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 193g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 408  
Calories from Fat 66 16%
Total Fat 7.34g 9%
Saturated Fat 2.64g 11%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 142mg 6%
Potassium 763mg 22%
Total Carbs 68.28g 18%
Dietary Fiber 7.9g 26%
Sugars 0.37g 0%
Protein 16.93g 27%
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