I share a lot of frugal living tips and budget friendly recipes here so I thought I’d share the most frugal recipe of them all: beans and rice. I actually really enjoy beans and rice which is good since it’s so easy and cheap to make. This version has chicken, but you could always omit that to save even more. I love it because it’s easy, filling and good for you! So here’s my version of this extremely frugal and versatile dish. I would normally add a can of Rotel (diced tomatoes and peppers), but I didn’t have any on hand this time.
Super Simple Beans & Rice
2 cups dry instant brown or white rice
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn, drained
1 onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1-2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
1/4 cup shredded cheddar
salt to taste
Step 1: Cook rice
Step 2: Sauté peppers and onions
Step 3: Mix all ingredients and eat with tortilla chips!
I hope you will try this easy and frugal recipe because it really is tasty! Do you eat beans and rice? If so, what do you add to it? I’d love to know!
Super Simple Beans and Rice
- 2 cups dry instant brown or white rice
- 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 can corn drained
- 1 onion diced
- 1 bell pepper diced
- 1-2 cups cooked shredded chicken
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar
- salt to taste
- Cook rice per box instructions.
- Sauté peppers and onions over medium heat until soft.
- Mix all ingredients and enjoy!