By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
As millions of people around the world can attest, rice is cheap and filling and a tasty addition to any meal, especially if your food budget is limited. Indeed, a study by the International Rice Research Institute found that about three billion people eat rice every day and more than 600 million depend on rice as a staple. It's an important food in America, too, where people eat an average of 25 pounds of rice a year. Congress has even designated September as National Rice Month.Rice is a simple and versatile food.
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If your rice repertoire could use a shake up, these rice dishes on a budget are good starting points. We're pretty sure they'll keep you and your wallet comfortably full.
Rice Cakes. If you like to snack throughout the day, consider making your own rice cakes. This rice dish on a budget calls for any variety of sticky rice, such as short grain white rice or Thai rice labeled "sweet rice" or "glutinous rice." Let the riceRead More »from Cheap Food: 5 Ways to Use Rice