Hmm - looks like I'll have loads of Mary's Mini's rice recipes to pick from & will get to see how your experience goes too.
Rice is for sure cheaper but I have found a local source for .99 cent/lb sweet potatoes. Seriously, I loaded up 2 whole grocery bags of them, as I am doing about 5 a day. The clerk asked me what I was going to do with them - I just looked at him all funny and said - "Ah, I plan to eat them!" then I told him "I am on a starch diet" -- then he knew for sure that I have to be a nut case.
Really, that is a deal here for sweet potatoes - I tried three other stores and the next lowest is $1.99. Then again because I am gluten intolerant rice is a problem too - I can get it gluten certified, but only in small expensive bags - no bulk for me sadly.
Anyway - I am sure you'll do well, as I seem to be loosing every other day so far and lost my first two pounds in just 2 days. Yay & best of luck