Today I decided to make rice and beans again, this time with the ingredients I forgot last time to add flavor; I added cubitos and sazón. These two gave it that extra little bit of flavor it needed and it tasted just like it did when I used to make it five years ago.
This time, however, I didn’t pay so much attention to the order of the recipe; I started adding ingredients in random order and I didn’t pay attention to when I was supposed to turn the stove on. I threw in the tomato sauce with the olive oil putting it in the oven and when I though it was time I threw in the rest of the stuff.
I didn’t know if that would have any effect on the taste but I really couldn’t do anything about it anymore so I just let it boil like the recipe said. While I let the beans boil I worked on the rice, but the beans were done way before the rice. By the time the rice was ready the beans were a little dry, that worried me but they were still delicious.
Later I remembered I didn’t put salt or oil on the rice but thank god the beans were so good I really didn’t notice anything wrong with the rice.
So last time I made beans they just needed some flavor, this time they had flavor but they were just a little dry, next time I won’t make these mistakes.
Practice makes perfect!
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I’m an aspiring writer still looking for exactly what I want to write about, with a lot of creativity, imagination and desire to write.
I studied Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University where I explored many different sides of writing through my classes and extracurricular activities in order to narrow my search for an identity as a writer.
I have written for Citrus TV Noticias and La Voz magazine, both of which gave me the chance to explore different mediums in which to write in. Through Citrus TV Noticias I also gained experience in translating from English to Spanish and vice versa, which is also something that I would be interested in working on since I am fluent in both of these languages. I was also an intern at Syracuse University Press where I got hands on experience in what goes into actually editing and publishing a book.
Through out the last four years I have faced a lot of challenges, which helped chape the person I am today. After being in a tragic car accident, being in comma, having a Traumatic Brain Injury, and being in therapy for over a year, I am a new me, willing to face challenges and knowing how to deal with them. I want to write about my accident and life after it to help others, show them it can be done and help in any way I can.
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