Puerto Rican Rice and Beans or "Arroz y Habichuelas" is a traditional rice dish made with medium or long grain rice, red beans and seasoned with Puerto Rican seasonings. Excellent side dish to practically any meal!
Key to making any Puerto Rican rice is to use a "caldero" or a cooking cauldron. A caldero is made of cast iron and allows the rice to cook uniform and also creates a crispy bottom layer to caldero known as "pegao." Do not use a non stick saucepan to make Puerto Rican rice as it will not cook the same at all. If you do not have a caldero, use a dutch oven instead.