Budget, But Not Boring: 8 Fresh Ways to Eat Beans & Rice for Dinner

Rice and beans makes for the ultimate budget meal — especially if you cook dried beans from scratch — but that doesn't mean your dinner has to be boring. Simmered with fragrant spices, wrapped up in a tortilla, baked into a comforting casserole, this combination can be cooked up in a variety of ways that manage to be satisfying and tasty, without breaking the bank.

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What are your favorite ways to eat beans and rice for dinner?

(Image credits: Anjali Prasertong; A Couple Cooks; Faith Durand; Emma Christensen; Knead to Cook; Sprouted Kitchen; Bryan Gardner/Whole Living)

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