The price of rice is going out of sight……
I told you all about the price of wheat basically doubling in price, well once again a staple item, namely rice, has now doubled in price in the last six weeks. Tonight on the news they were announcing that Sam’s club, as of today, was limiting how much rice a person could buy. You are now allowed to buy four bags of rice per person. I found out from a friend that they have been limiting rice sales at Costco too. When TF. Left tonight for his church activity, I went to the Hong Kong food market and started pricing the rice there. I had my little notebook out writing things down when a little man, standing next to me, said “Three weeks ago this cost $ 12.50 cents and look at the price now”. He said this in the best English he could muster while shaking his head. This was a good quality of Jasmine rice in a 25 lb. bag for $ 21.75. I decided to head for Food Town where I found that the 4lb. bag of rice that was on sale last week for 99 cents was now $ 1.99. I decided to look around the store for prices on other brands. I found a 20 lb. bag of long grain white rice for $ 4.99 a bag. The little calculator, in my head, started computing how much that was per pound and it came to 25 cents per pound. I called a friend and she asked me to get her 2 bags and my married daughter wanted one bag. I ended up with six bags of rice. I will put this into appropriate containers and have it in storage for months to come. If you eat rice, you might consider stocking up on some before it goes up any higher.
Now, to go along with that rice, here is an awesome recipe for Arizona Chuck Wagon Beans that I found on the Chetday.com website.
Arizona Chuck Wagon Beans
1 lb dried navy or pinto beans
6 cups water
1/4 pound salt pork, diced
1 large onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 1/2 pounds chuck steak, cubed
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp oregano, crumbled
1/4 tsp red pepper
1/4 tsp ground cumin
8 ounces tomato sauce
Pick over beans and rinse well. Combine beans and water in a large kettle. Bring to boiling; cover; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 1 hour then pour
into slow cooker.
Brown salt pork in a large skillet; remove with a slowtted spoon to cooker; saute onion, garlic and green pepper in pan drippings; remove with slotted spoon to
cooker. Brown beef, a few pieces at a time in pan drippings; remove to cooker with slotted spoon; stir in salt, oregano, red pepper, cumin and tomato sauce. Add
more water, if necessary to bring liquid level above beans.
Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours, or until beans are tender.
Talk to ya later.......