Arroz con Habichuelas---Rice with Beans
Rice and beans is really one of my favorites. My Latino heritage probably has a good deal to do with that. It had been a while since I had made rice and beans, I enjoyed eating them so much.This vid is a moment of that experience shared. As for rice and beans or "arroz con habichuela", it is such a simple dish I should really take the time to cook it more often.
The music sampled in this clip is from one of the best salsa bands ever, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico. The song is called "El Menu".
Salsa music is great! The songs can often be about love and passion. Something I like about salsa is also that it often tells a story, and often that story is about things in everyday life. In this case the story is about the joys Puerto Rican cookery and all the great flavors it has to offer. "El Menu" is one of El Gran Combos most well know hits. We Puerto Ricans are a passionate bunch. With lots of pride or "orgullo" to go along with it. Great food. Great dancing. Great family. Great music.
PS If you were trying to read my lips near the end of this video and couldn't figure it out I said: "That's good!"