Beans And Rice: Humble Ingredients/Spectacular Results!
April 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm$55.00
According to dieticians and nutritionists, some foods are better than others when you’re trying to stretch a dollar.
Here are two that you should consider when funds are tight:
The vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are some of the benefits, but one of the biggest pluses may be that the high amount of fiber in brown rice helps slow digestion and fill you up for a long time.
“Fiber is one of the best [nutritional components] that helps with satiety, or the feeling of fullness,” says Rachel Begun, a food and nutrition consultant in Boulder, Colo.”They also help to spread the food dollar because they’re a component of meals that can help you make a fulfilling dish.”
Like many items at the grocery store, buying in bulk can save a lot of money. Dry beans can cost about $1 per pound and expand to three times their volume when cooked, turning three to four cups of dry beans into nine cups when cooked, says Carol Wasserman, a certified holistic health practitioner in Manhattan.
And beans, like rice, can be flavored with spices and herbs to make the main portion of a meal.
Beans are also a very healthy choice. They are high in fiber and protein, low in fat and sodium and have minerals such as iron, potassium, magnesium, copper and zinc, along with vitamins such as folic acid, thiamin, niacin and B6.
Budget Busting Menu
Veg and Rice Quick Coconut Curry
Oaxacan Black Bean Enfrijoladas
Red Beans and Rice
Cremini Mushroom Risotto
Classic Creamy Rice Pudding