3 Super-Cheap Rice Meals: Fried Rice, Burritos & Even Rice Soup

by Simplify

One of her secrets to creating mouth-watering, low-budget meals, says Miranda—the creator behind Flourishing Miranda—is to use rice and lots of it. She said cheap rice meals are perfect for her high-starch, plant-based diet, and her wallet. Plus, she’s pretty confident they’ll work out well for you too.

Today, she is sharing three cheap meals with rice as the main ingredient. So, if you’ve been searching for cheap meals to make with rice and other simple ingredients you have at home, you’ve come to the right place.

The first of Miranda's budget recipes with rice is a healthy play on fried rice. Instead of using oil, she actually water-sautees everything with seasonings instead. And she likes to add tofu to this meal as well which makes it hearty enough to fill you up.

Next, Miranda shares how to make burritos to go as one of her cheap dinner ideas with rice. The beauty of this recipe is that it includes a bunch of veggies, beans, and rice in a glass jar that you can easily portion out as you like and take with you. In fact, Miranda says that it’s important to listen to your body and nourish it with the right amount of food it needs, which couldn’t be simpler with this particular recipe.

Cheap meals with rice

Lastly, Miranda loves to make affordable mushroom gravy. It can be eaten in a bowl over rice or even eaten as soup. Whichever way you choose, this mushroom gravy is one of those cheap dinner ideas with rice Miranda and her husband just can’t get enough of.

Cheap rice meals

Cheap rice meals have become Miranda’s specialty over the years thanks to her previously tight budget. And while she has added ingredients over time, which come with an added cost, these cheap rice meals are still very affordable.

For more frugal food stories, discover this guide on how to save money on groceries by reverse meal planning or these 1-dollar meal ideas.

To see more videos, check out the Flourishing Miranda YouTube channel.

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