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Poll Results: How often do you eat beans OR rice each month? Doesn't have to be together at the same time... either or.

 
  • 2% (4)
    Never
  • 5% (7)
    Very rarely (not always every month)
  • 10% (15)
    Once or twice a month
  • 64% (90)
    Weekly
  • 12% (18)
    Daily
  • 3% (5)
    Multiple times a day
139 Total Votes  
post #21 of 52
Thread Starter 

I edited the original post.  thumb.gif
 

 


 

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Originally Posted by Mosaic View Post

I voted weekly, but it's really more like 4-5 days a week.   



 

 



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Originally Posted by Buzzer Beater View Post

I didn't vote, because we eat beans 4 or 5 times a week ( because we love them ) but we rarely eat rice.



 



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Originally Posted by RachelEve14 View Post

I needed something between weekly & daily.

 

 



 

post #22 of 52

Sigh. No. I would, but DH is anti-legumes. We grew up eating beans - well, lentils, mostly - for reasons of frugality, and I know how to cook 'em - I have a yummy chickpea casserole with potato dumplings, a honey-baked lentil recipe with bacon, homemade baked beans with brown sugar and onions... tasty stuff. But DH doesn't like it. He'll grudgingly eat shepherd's pie or lasagna made with lentil "mince" occasionally, but that's about it. He doesn't even like hummus. Grrr.

 

We do eat rice, but I'm trying to cut back on that for weight loss. DH prefers white rice and I prefer brown (cooked in chicken stock, yum!), so that's another bone of contention. :p

 

We did institute a Tuesday Soup Night tradition a month or so back. It's frugal, the soup lasts us for lunch for the next day or two, and we both like it. And it might help me lose weight, if I didn't love having homemade bread along with it so much...  In the warmer months we also have platters fairly often for dinner, with cheese and crudites and pesto, hard-boiled eggs, leftover cold roast chicken, bread and olive oil, whatever we can find. Those two meals are probably the closest DH will willingly get to meatless meals. Not quite beans and rice, but not eye fillet steak either! :p

post #23 of 52
We eat both all the time. Dinner last night was a Spanish rice casserole with brown rice and chicken legs. Dinner tonight will be a chickpea and chard stew with garlic mayo. I often make a pudding or risotto with arborio rice. We eat Indian food with basmati rice and often lentils frequently. I love black bean soup, lentil minestrone, beef and barley etc. Hummus or white bean dip with lemon, EVOO and rosemary makes a great lunch with bread and raw veggies.
I think the key to making beans in particular appealing is to have some variety on the plate and garnish with chopped herbs to you don't just have a big mess o' brown, YK?
A great cookbook with lots of bean and rice ideas is Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison.
post #24 of 52
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Originally Posted by Megan73 View Post

We eat both all the time. Dinner last night was a Spanish rice casserole with brown rice and chicken legs. Dinner tonight will be a chickpea and chard stew with garlic mayo. I often make a pudding or risotto with arborio rice. We eat Indian food with basmati rice and often lentils frequently. I love black bean soup, lentil minestrone, beef and barley etc. Hummus or white bean dip with lemon, EVOO and rosemary makes a great lunch with bread and raw veggies.
I think the key to making beans in particular appealing is to have some variety on the plate and garnish with chopped herbs to you don't just have a big mess o' brown, YK?
A great cookbook with lots of bean and rice ideas is Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison.

 

I agree.  We have a lot of variety of beans and rice and I voted daily, although it's more like 5 days/week, as pp's have said.  We rarely eat them together - it's usually either/or, usually but in a week we eat one or the other almost every day.  I'm also including legumes, in general, including green beans, lentils and peanuts.  I make soup about once a week and we eat the leftovers for lunch for a couple of days, and I always use beans or rice in my soups.  One of our favorites is pea soup with ham and bean soup a close second.  Not only are beans and rice excellent for the wallet, but they are super healthy... especially for this meat-loving family (we eat vegetarian only a couple times per week).  I think Megan is spot on with variety being key to keeping the dishes tasty.  We also like cold bean salads, so that gives, not just a flavor change, but a temperature change and textural change.  Beans and rice are definitely a pantry staple here.  I will say that some are easier than others to find in bulk where I live, so we have a lot more of certain legumes than we do others, and store just a few different types of rice.  We do have other grains that are rather inexpensive, as well (such as bulghur wheat to make pilaf, and canned corn).

 

post #25 of 52

We eat brown jasmine almost every day.  We eat a lot of beans and lentils, too.

 

Not for moneysaving reasons, though.  Health reasons.

post #26 of 52

Rice is certainly a staple in our kitchen, Not because it is a cheap alternative to other sides, but because it is a very nice side all in its own right. A curry just isn't the same without some basmati rice. A thai stir fry needs jasmine rice to taste right. My father's pineapple and carrot curry definitely is best served with tasteless Uncle Ben's standard parboiled rice.

 

I really couldn't imagine not eating rice since it is such an integral part of our cooking. Just as pasta and potatoes are.

post #27 of 52

Yep, weekly.  We eat stuff like blackbean and rice hotpot, 15 bean soup, lots of meals with rice as the starch, chili with rice on the side, lentils with or without rice, etc.

post #28 of 52

absolutely.  we eat it weekly (several times a week).

 

it's the perfect protein, it's super thrifty and it's downright yummy. yummy.gif

post #29 of 52

We eat rice fairly often, but unless heavily disguised (baked beans, in chili) I think beans taste like dirt.  I have tried to like them my entire adult life, but can't do it.

post #30 of 52

I voted weekly (2-3x a week). The pantry is always stocked with a variety of different beans and rice. I find them to be quick and really versatile ingredients and now with the colder weather starting I use them a lot in different soup and chili recipes in the crock pot.

post #31 of 52

I voted weekly only because I thought it was for both together.  I normally eat some form of beans and/or rice daily, sometimes every other day if I am sick of them.

post #32 of 52

Yes, both, often. However, we almost never have ONLY beans or rice (or beans and rice); there is usually some chicken or sausage and/or veggies in the meal, too. So it's not the super cheap meal it could be.

post #33 of 52

We are daily.. (6-7 days a week). We're vegetarian and with WIC we get a lot of rice and beans :)

post #34 of 52

We eat rice several times a week..L is gluten free and Rice is a staple around here..Plus it is super cheap..I can make all sorts of different dishes,dinners and sides with rice...

 

Beans...Nope...I tried but L just won't eat them..I like baked beans but her pickiness won't even eat those..

post #35 of 52


Care to share your recipe for Spanish rice with chicken Legs????drool.gif  I know a certain 4 year old who just eat it up!!! I would really appreciate it too!!
 

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Originally Posted by Megan73 View Post

We eat both all the time. Dinner last night was a Spanish rice casserole with brown rice and chicken legs. Dinner tonight will be a chickpea and chard stew with garlic mayo. I often make a pudding or risotto with arborio rice. We eat Indian food with basmati rice and often lentils frequently. I love black bean soup, lentil minestrone, beef and barley etc. Hummus or white bean dip with lemon, EVOO and rosemary makes a great lunch with bread and raw veggies.
I think the key to making beans in particular appealing is to have some variety on the plate and garnish with chopped herbs to you don't just have a big mess o' brown, YK?
A great cookbook with lots of bean and rice ideas is Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison.


 

post #36 of 52

we eat them maybe once or twice a month in the summer.  But at least once a week in the winter if not every day.  

post #37 of 52

For those of you who eat them often because you like/love them, and because of financial savings second, please share your recipes!!! I want to fall in love with beans and rice dishes.....so I can save money lol.

post #38 of 52
we don't do it because of finances, but just because its easy and we like them (and DS likes them, so at his age, that is important!) we mostly do chick peas and rice. Some cumin, cardamom, etc. YUM. Usually brown rice, and carrots and peas too.
post #39 of 52
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Originally Posted by youngspiritmom View Post

For those of you who eat them often because you like/love them, and because of financial savings second, please share your recipes!!! I want to fall in love with beans and rice dishes.....so I can save money lol.



Yes, please? Even though I won't/can't eat them I certainly wouldn't mind my kids and DH eating them, at least sometimes. :)

post #40 of 52

I voted never.

 

In my vegetarian days we would once a month or so.

 

I would gladly, I quite enjoy them, but DH would never let that fly as a real and complete meal (believe you me, I've tried!)

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