Rice and beans are a staple around the globe and it’s not hard to see why. They are protein-packed, loaded with fiber, and incredibly inexpensive. Admittedly, dried beans are even cheaper than canned beans but I never remember to soak them in advance so canned it is. This recipe also features other pantry staples like diced tomatoes and chicken broth which I always purchase on sale. I used frozen green beans here instead of fresh which saved another dollar or two. And don’t worry about nutrients - frozen produce is usually picked and frozen at peak freshness and the nutrients are retained through that process.