Rice, one of our staples
White rice is a nutritional disaster.White Rice is very high on the glycemic index, and basically it is stripped of the nutrition and fiber of brown rice. Yes! Magazine had a beautiful story recently about The Story of White Rice. Notice this passage:
from: The Story of White Rice
Brown rice is healthy, black and red rice even better...
Here's for the selection of Basmati Brown Rice at Al Aqsa:
Brown versus white
Different varieties at Chang Li Supermarket:
Onions, another daily staple
|Canadian Onions on the left, US Onions on the right.|
The US onions go for $2.99 for a 10 Lb bag, and the Canadian onions, such as Onio and Vegco, go for $4.99 for 10 lb. It all varies a bit with the seasons. I've seen the Canadians for as little as $3.99 and sometimes more than $4.99 too. The US onions I've seen as low as $ 1.99 at times.
In short, with $15 to $20, you can have 10 lbs of high quality rice and 10 lbs of quality onions, then you can add various lentils, chick peas and beans, and that is most of what you need for staples for the month and you only need to add fresh fruit and vegetables.