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 […]

How to Make Perfect Baked Rice in the Oven

baked rice in baking dish with fork

Learn to bake rice in the oven so that you have a quick and easy side dish without a lot of hassle. This method produces perfect rice every time! I can’t make rice. My rice never turns out. I don’t know what it is, but I just can’t make good rice. Have you ever said […]

Easy Jalapeno Poppers with Rice and Bacon

Enjoy the classic jalapeno poppers appetizers without getting flamed by the heat. In this easy jalapeno poppers recipe, rice and dairy tame the flames, while bacon keeps it flavorful. I love, love, LOVE jalapeno poppers. They are the ultimate game day food or addition to your New Year’s feasting. They’re easy to make, take just a […]

Easy Mediterranean Chicken Bowl

Enjoy an easy lunch with this Easy Mediterranean Chicken Bowl. It’s packed with flavor and late summer produce. And it’s super-packable. As you might know by now, Bowl Meals are some of my favorites. You don’t need to stand on ceremony with a bowl meal; you just dig in. No fancy accoutrements necessary. Bowl Meals […]