Rice, beans, and chicken

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
Hispanic go to dish
Hispanic go to dish

  The food combination of rice, chicken, and beans symbolizes my family to me. The reason I picked those foods was that it's special to my family. We eat it sometimes at dinner, and that's what brings my family and me together when we don't see each other all day. Dinner is often the only time we are together as a family to talk about our days.  We only talk when we are eating that food because normally we don't talk at all. We also have family parties with that food. I don't see my family a lot, so when we have parties that is the only time I see them. Also, people cook that food when someone is sick if they don't want soup. Sometimes this food makes them feel better. We use this food for a lot of things when it comes to my family. Everyone's family cooks this for different reasons. Sometimes they cook it because they don't know what else to do. Also when they have a lot of people come over and they are hungry. People love food cause it's easy to make, and everyone always like it. So you can never go wrong with making this food for any reason. You can make someone happy with this. You can make their day if they haven't eaten all day. Therefore, you can make this food even if you haven't tried it yet, because you are trying something new in your life. This food goes well with everything in life. No matter what, you can't go wrong with it, but you have to practice to make it properly because "practice makes perfect," and food always has to be perfect. This is a go-to dish for everyone Hispanic.  Most cooks do not make it wrong unless it's their first time doing it. 

– thayshanie tirado

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