Thursday, November 5, 2009

50 Beans/Lentil And Rice Recipes With Links

Dry Beans Mixed Pictures, Images and Photos
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After buying a lot of bulk beans and rice last week I decided I needed to look for some inventive ways to use them so we do not get bored with just beans and rice. I have obviously not had a chance to try all of these, but I have made a few. All of which were quite good.

I tried to look for recipes that did not include meat to make these more frugal, but there may be some that do have it in the ingredient list. Of course you can always adapt the recipe to your taste and budget.

I also tried to find recipes that did not require strange or expensive ingredients, but were still varied and interesting, including two desserts. (Check out the recipe for chocolate hummus at the bottom.)

Italian and Mediterranean

Pasta e Fagioli
Italian Black Beans and Rice
Hummus and Veggie With Pita

Curried Lentils and Rice
Chola (Channa Masala)
Butter Chickpea Curry
Lentil Curry Dip
Lentil Curry Snack

3 Bean Chili
Taco Salad
Rice and Bean Burritos
Taco Soup
Taco Pizza
Mexican Lasagna
Spanish Rice With Bean Dip
Bean Quesadillas
Layered Bean Enchilada Casserole
7 Layer Tortilla Pie
Pintos With Mexican Spices and V8
Arroz con Leche (Mexican Rice Pudding)

Red Beans and Rice

Soups and Salads
Chickpea Soup
Chickpea Pasta
Lentil Soup
Split Pea Soup
Black Bean Soup
Tuscan White Bean Soup
Lentil Curry Soup
Moros y Christianos
Chickpea Salad
Pasta Bean and Veggie Salad

Indian (American)
Indian Fry Bread (Tacos)

Chinese Fried Rice

Caribbean Rice and Beans

Lentil and Rice Casserole (Easy, cheap, and YUMMY!)
Lentil Soup With Mashed Potatoes (Think shepherd's pie)
Black Beans and Rice Burgers
Bean Chili Over Baked Potatoes (Just like it says. Leftovers over baked potato)
Caramelized Onions and Beans
Lentils In Butter With Veggies and Cornbread
Sauteed Crispy Chickpeas
Savory Lentils and Rice
Chickpeas With Sweet Potato ans Summer Veggies
3 Bean Casserole
Black Bean Tortilla Bake
Chocolate Hummus (I think this sounds interesting)

OK, after putting this together I am hungry!


  1. Oh, I wish you had an e-mail this button at the bottom of your posts so I could save it!

  2. Just bookmarked this page - what a fantastic resource! Thank you for taking the time to compile it!

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  3. Thanks so much for this post! I am currently reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, and I am coming to realize that in trying to save money, I have not always chosen the healthiest foods for my family. Your blog gives me a great starting point to make some needed changes you've blessed my house today, and I am grateful.

    Peace be with you.

  4. Thanks for the great recipe list! Always looking for healthy, cheap meals!

  5. What a great blog! My grocery bill has tripled since I have began buying healthier food for my family. Something that I just can't continue with. I have began avidly clipping coupons but these recipes are going to be a HUGE help, thanks!

  6. I just found your site and really appreciate what you are doing here. This list of bean and rice recipes is fantastic. Our family usually eats some kind of beans two to three times a week. We have favorite recipes, but I'm always looking for new things to try. Thanks for doing this!