Most Americans don’t buy rice in bulk, but if you do it is amazingly cheap. Go to Costco, Sam’s Club, or a local asian store and you can pick up enough rice to feed you for a year for $25! And all you have to do is add some simple flavoring (chicken broth?), vegetables or meat when you boil the rice and you have a simple meal in a pot. Add a few more exotic spices (cumin, tumeric, etc.), and you can have a delicious as well as healthy meal. Here are a bunch of rice recipes to get you started. http://cookeatshare.com/recipes/browse/ingredient/rice . Eating well and saving money can go hand in hand!