I’ve written about how rice and beans have become a staple in my life for a quick, easy, healthy alternative anytime I’m in a crunch for time. I grew up eating rice and beans, so it’s just a natural choice for me.
So while watching the Food Network’s Throwdown with Bobby Flay, we were inspired to make a very traditional Puerto Rican dish that again, I grew up on. The best part about it is that Dennis has gotten really good at making it. The only problem is that I’m much better at making rice than he is, but since he’s better at cooking the chicken, it all works out.
We adapted our recipe from here. My mom gave us a recipe as well, but it’s not really a recipe since she does a lot things through habit and taste.
It takes a bit of time to make, but believe me, it will not disappoint. I love to eat my Arroz con Pollo with avocado mixed in at the end. Yum!
I’d love to hear what kind of traditional dishes you ate growing up, if you learned how to make them, and if you eat them now. It took me years to realize that I needed to learn to cook my family’s traditional meals. There are a few that I make regularly but some that I still have yet to learn. It’s never too late!