The most flexible part of my budget is groceries. You can't cut back on the rent payment or insurance premiums, but you can make cuts in your grocery budget to stretch your budget. I would rather eat beans and rice a few more times in December than be faced with credit card bills in January.
I asked some of my blogging friends to share their favorite bean, rice, and lentil recipes with me. If you have a recipe you would like to share leave it in the comments and I will add it to my Bean, Rice, and Lentil Recipes Pinterest board. Let's help all of our friends stretch their budget with frugal recipes!
Creating recipes with dried beans is even more frugal than cooking with canned beans. One pound of dried beans costs less than a can of beans, but makes the equivalent of 4 cans of beans. Are you new to cooking dried beans? Then try one of these Methods for Cooking Dried Beans.
- Hoppin' John
- Hoppin' John (using a bone for flavor)
- Tuscan Pasta Salad
- Spicy Black Beans
- Avocado Tacos and Black Bean Cilantro
- Three Sisters Soup
- Hearty Tomato Barley Salad
- Black Bean and Corn Salsa
- 4 Bean Chipotle Chili
- Pink Bean and Ham Soup
- Spicy Black Bean and Sweet Potato Patties
- Slow Cooker Ham and White Bean Soup
- Pork Fried Rice
- Rice Water Soup
- Mexican Rice
- Autumn Rice Pilaf
- Hot Rice for Breakfast
- Warm Rice Salad with Sausage and Apples
Bean and Rice Recipes:
What is your favorite frugal bean, rice, and/or lentil recipe?