Caribbean Rice & Pigeon Peas To Keep Your Family Healthy

This post was created as part of the #GenesisTodaySuperfoods August Challenge in which I am a financially compensated blogger ambassador for Genesis today. The opinions are my own and based on my own experience.

There isn’t a more popular dish in the caribbean (Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba) than the rice & pigeon peas (arroz con gandules) cuisine. This caribbean signature dish is serve along with meats like roast pork (pernil) and chicken (pollo). Puerto Ricans, Dominicans and Cubans always serve the carribbean rice & pigeon peas during holidays, birthdays and festive occasions along with other crowd-pleasing dishes. Rice and pigeon peas is made by using sofrito which is made out of healthy herbs and vegetables.

Some of my favorite moments growing up in a large Puerto Rican household was bonding over healthy and delicious meals which included rice and pigeon peas. My family prefer to serve it with chicken or fish instead of roast pork (pernil) because it’s healthier. When I make it at home I use brown rice instead of white rice. Recently I made rice and pigeon peas and added Genesis Today Greens and Resveratrol to it. At first I was afraid it was going to taste a little weird but it didn’t change the taste.


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Caribbean Rice & Pigeon Peas nutritional Ingredients & Benefits:



  • brown rice lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes. In addtion, it retains unsaturated fatty acids, protein, minerals, vitamins, and starch that are usually removed during polishing. It is eaten as food and taken as medicine.

Pigeon Peas:

  • is a good source of protein, dietary fiber. Enriched with various vitamins: thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. 100g of mature raw pigeon peas also provide 114% of the daily requirement of folate.


  • green bell peppers/sweet chili peppers  is enriched in potassium,  folic acid, fiber, vitamin A and C.
  • garlic naturally makes our red blood cells into the cell messenger hydrogen sulfide (H2S). It relaxes blood vessels and increases blood flow and reduces the risk of heart disease.
  • onions is enriched in potassium and powerful sulfuric compounds which may lower high blood pressure, reduce heart attack, and help protect against cancer.
  • culantro or cilantro is enriched in calcium, iron, carotene, and riboflavin.

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  • Genesis Today’s Resveratrol is a polyphenolic compound found in foods such as berries and grapes and Japanese knotweed. It has 150 times more resveratrol than a glass of red wine. It supports cardiovascular health.
  • Genesis Today Greens is made out of dark, leafy greens that grow on land and in oceans all over the world. It is enriched with vitamins A, C and K, iron, calcium, magnesium and other essential minerals. It supports daily nutrition and keeps your digestion healthy.


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42 thoughts on “Caribbean Rice & Pigeon Peas To Keep Your Family Healthy

  1. This really sounds so amazing and looks great – I bet it’s delicious! I like rice and I need to eat more protein, so pigeon peas would be perfect for me!

  2. This looks and sounds sooooo good!!! I will have to try this recipe, always looking for new yummy foods! Thanks for sharing girl! xo

  3. It is a tradition for us in Jamaica to cook rice and red peas every Sunday for family dinner, this looks good.

    1. I so love Jamaican food. I have close friends from Jamaica and I’ve tasted the food. The rice and peas you guys make are simular to ours. I think you guys add coconut to your rice too which taste amazing!

  4. Yummy, this looks delicious! I will definitely try making it for my family – thanks for the recipe!

  5. Its never to late to start eating healthy! This dish looks amazing. I may get lost trying to find the other ingredients but I will do my best. Thanks for letting us know about the giveaway!

  6. This dish contains so many benefits! I really like brown rice because it’s healthier. I think this is a great recipe and it’s worth a try!

  7. My Dad makes pigeon peas and rice with chicken from time to time. I LOVE it…and he makes so much of it, so I eat it for like two days. I love how you have listed the benefits of the ingredients.

  8. My mom loves healthy food and I guess this is a great recipe. I would love to do this for her. Thanks for sharing.

  9. This yellow rice and piegon peas is my favorite that my mother’s in law makes. I just can’t not cook the rice like her. She had a pot does not have to measure anything. I always comes out great . My rice , I try, but tell my husband to call his mom to make him some rice.

    1. Even though making the white rice is easier than the brown rice, both can be difficult to make. Some people boil the rice than simmer it. The trick for me is to simmer the rice the entire time and keep the lid closed at all times because the steam is what cooks the rice quickly. Also I try my best just to stir the rice (after cooking it on low for 15 minutes and then again in 10 minutes, both time quickly close the lid) Hope this helps 🙂

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