19 Beans and Rice Recipes to Save Money

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“Beans and rice, rice and beans!” – Dave Ramsey

Beans and rice recipes make for some of the most frugal meals around.

We are on a debt free journey, and follow Dave Ramsey’s baby steps to get out of debt.

Dave always says you need to get on a “beans and rice budget” when you are paying off debt.

Now, that doesn’t necessarily mean that all you are allowed to eat is beans and rice!

So, what does it mean then?!

Getting on a “beans and rice” budget, means avoiding restaurants and fast food, and getting on a frugal meal plan so you can reduce your grocery budget.

One of the areas where people tend to overspend the most is on groceries, and food in general.

If you’re looking for literal examples of a “beans and rice, rice and beans” budget meal plan, these recipes for beans and rice dishes and dinners will give you some frugal inspiration!

If nothing else, these beans and rice recipes will show you that there are many different variations of the dish.

Frugal doesn’t have to be boring!

Easy Frugal Beans & Rice Recipes

Instant Pot Red Beans & Rice

Ham and Bean Crockpot Soup

Cheesy Mashed Potato and Bean Bake

Best Vegan Chili Recipe

Southern Style Chili

Old Fashioned Pinto Beans

Homemade Quebec Maple Baked Beans

Baked Beans with Ground Beef

Smoky Tomato White Bean Soup

Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta & Beans)

Instant Pot Cuban Black Beans

Navy Bean Soup with Ham

Brown Rice for Breakfast

Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

20-Minute Chicken and Rice Skillet

Super Easy Ground Beef and Rice Skillet

Super Fast Vegetable Fried Rice

Cheesy Chicken Rice Casserole

Easy Cheesy Tuna & Rice

Which beans and rice recipe will you add to your frugal meal plan?

Let me know how I can best help you meal plan on a budget, and save money on food, so you can pay off debt fast!

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