Pantry Staples List

Do you have a go-to pantry staples list? Some families want to have a well-stocked pantry, others don’t cook much so don’t need it. In this new day, we all need pantry staples!!! Right?! Here are the ones the Fooblie pros like to have on hand. This list is a blend of what we have in their own kitchens, with a few more additions from a favorite cookbook author Donna Hay. Please always check nutrition labels on individual products.

Stock (Veg, Chicken, Beef)

Coffee

Tea

Jam

Bread

Pasta

Rice

Noodles

Quinoa

Canned chickpeas, black beans

Lentils

Canned tuna

Capers

Canned tomatoes

Olive Oil

Balsamic Vinegar

Mustard (Dijon or whole grain)

Soy sauce

Sriracha

Pasta sauce

Salt

Pepper

Thyme

Rosemary

Oregano

Basil

Chili Powder

Ground Cumin

Ground Coriander

Chili Powder

Garlic Salt

Cinnamon

Vanilla bean

Cheddar cheese

Parmesan cheese

Garlic

Milk (or milk substitute)

Butter (or substitute) 

Plain yogurt

Stirfry Veg Mix

Dumplings

Frozen pizza dough

Frozen berries or your favorite fruit

Ice-cream (Nice-cream)

Ready-prepared puff pastry

Beyond the Basics

If you want to go beyond these basic pantry staples and get more fancy or just love one kind of food here are our faves. Pantry staples? Try pantry goals!

If you are a rice connoisseur you know this. But here is a crash course on different rice varieties:

Basmati (good for pilafs and when you want fluffy rice)

Arborio (risotto, this stuff gets creamy)

Short Grain (totally versatile, somewhat sticky like sushi rice)

Jasmine (fragrant and great for Asian cuisine, also a bit sticky)

Polenta (cornmeal)

Canned cannellini beans

Canned chickpeas

Couscous (semolina and wheat)

Lentils (green and red)

Quinoa

The Italians match the pasta to the sauce, so go wild and keep a few types on deck:

Spaghetti- long

Fettuccine- flat

Macaroni- at Fooblie we like the shells

Penne- has a hole in it

These noodles take your pantry staples to a new level!

Rice noodles (made with rice)

Bean thread noodles (some call these glass noodles made from mung beans)

Egg Noodles (Chinese wheat noodles enriched with egg)

Ramen Noodles (wheat)