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Rice & Pigeon Peas

Rice & Pigeon Peas is so packed with ingredients, it's not a side—it's a meal. To name a few: diced ham, pigeon peas and green onions make this tasty pork recipe one you'll want to enjoy—and master.

  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped green onions
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 packets Knorr® Sazon with Garlic, Onion, Annatto and Coriander
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pigeon peas, drained
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups medium grain rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 Knorr® Chicken flavor Bouillon Cube(s)



Amount per serving


All recipes have been analyzed for their nutrient content by Registered Dietitians using Genesis® R&D Food Development and Labeling Software.

  • 1 In 6-quart heavy saucepan or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat and cook ham, shallots, green onions and green pepper, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes.
  • 2 Reduce heat to medium-low and cook tomatoes, cilantro, Knorr® Sazon with Garlic, Onion, Annatto and Coriander and pigeon peas 3 minutes.
  • 3 Add salt and black pepper. Stir in rice, then water and Bouillon and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Garnish, if desired, with diced pork rinds.