Arroz con Gandules (Rice with Green Pigeon Peas)


2 slices bacon, or 1/2 cup ham, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup bell (green) pepper chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 15 oz can (or frozen) Goya Green Pigeon Peas, undrained
1/2 teas oregano and cumin
1/2 cup GF tomato sauce
3 cups of water
2 cups of white rice
1 tbsp salt

Heat large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon, onion and peppers, cook 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 2 minutes longer. Add remaining ingredients, except rice. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice in medium heat until water gets absorbed. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes or until rice is tender.