Three Easy Ways to Cook Rice

bowl of cooked rice

Rice is a cheap, pantry staple to keep on hand, but how do you cook it? Check out these easy ways to cook rice perfectly every time! Rice, rice, baby.  It’s a necessary component of beans and rice, paella, and rice pudding. It’s a must-have base for Cashew Chicken and Chicken Tikka Masala. It goes […]

Chicken and Wild Rice Bake

dinner plate with chicken and rice

Dinner comes together quickly and easily with this one-dish dinner of chicken, vegetables, and rice. Your family will gobble down this Chicken and Wild Rice Bake. Don’t you just love being able to throw ingredients in a pan, slide it in the oven and walk away? There are so many other things you’d rather do […]

How to Make Easy Stovetop Rice

stovetop rice in saucepan

Stovetop Rice comes together quickly and easily without a lot of hassle. It’s the perfect base for any number of meals and a super simple side dish. When time is limited, it’s helpful if you’ve got some quick and easy recipes in your back pocket. Bonus points if it’s a meal you can make without […]

Bean and Rice Soup to Help You Eat Well & Spend Less

spoonful of bean and rice soup

This Bean and Rice Soup comes together in minutes. Packed with flavor it’s a great way to use up leftovers, eat well, and save money! Beans and rice. Rice and beans.  If you’ve ever listened to folks give budget cooking advice, you’ve probably heard some version of the beans and rice mantra.  But the thing […]

Pinto Beans & Rice

bean and rice bowl with chips and toppings

Pinto beans and rice are a good cheap eat, especially when you top them with chips, salsa, and some other goodies. They make a filling meal to help you save money and eat well. Are you looking for an easy, affordable meal that doesn’t look or taste like fast food? There’s nothing so homey and […]

How to Cook Great Rice in Your Instant Pot

bowl of rice next to instant pot

Make rice quickly and easily in your electric pressure cooker. Instant Pot Rice is a great budget-friendly side dish to include in your weekly meal rotation. So, you got an electric pressure cooker, eh? Birthday/Christmas present? Or was it something that your friend raved about and you knew you just had to have one? It’s […]

Seasoned Rice Pilaf (like Rice-a-Roni but better & cheaper!)

dinner plate with homemade rice a roni

Boxed rice mixes are a thing of the past, especially when you know how to make a healthier, cheaper, and tastier seasoned rice pilaf yourself. Try this homemade rice-a-roni recipe today. Did you grow up enjoying “the San Francisco Treat”? Ever wonder if you could make it yourself? At home? Without a box? Today is […]

Enjoy Homemade Mexican Rice – Just as Good as the Restaurant!

cooked Mexican rice in pan

Mexican rice is a delicious and easy side dish to accompany tacos, fill burritos, or otherwise enhance your Mexican style meal. This dish is perfect for a quick and easy dinner! At a Mexican restaurant, the side of rice and beans is pretty standard, right? And when you’re there, it might not seem like such […]