As we find ourselves fighting against rising food and meat prices, it’s time we add another meatless meal into the weekly plan. Adding “Rice and Beans Wednesday” with your Meatless Monday and you now have 2 meatless meals per week. Below is a great list of rice and bean recipes and tips to help you fight rising food costs.
Even though the recipes we share on this site are mostly on a $5 per meal budget, there are times in the month that you might really need to tighten the belt on the expenses even more…making it more like a $3 or $4 meal for a family of four! To make this happen easily you can turn to a “Rice and Beans” budget that only uses grains (rice, quinoa etc.) and legumes (lentils, beans etc.) in the recipes as the main ingredients.
Plus, these kind of recipes tend to be healthier in nature as well as frugal!
Cooking with rice and beans can be intimidating to some, so here are a few tricks & tips to help:
Now on to the recipes!
Plus there are LOTS more in both of my cookbooks!