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The Essential Grains & Pasta to Buy in 2022

Whether you’re making a quick dish or a full-on feast, chances are high grains and beans have a place at the table. They’re easy to find, relatively inexpensive, and incredibly versatile. Basically, if you have one of these staples in your pantry then a delicious, filling meal isn’t far behind. 

We tasted and tested and, after much debating, we found so many great products that we expanded the number of picks in this category to 14. It’s our second largest in this year’s Kitchn Essentials. ( Plant-based groceries topped the list with 16 products.) Let’s take a look.

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