Different rices- Wild rice, jasmine rice, arborio rice, and sushi rice are a nice mix because you can go from Cajun, Persian, Italian, and Japanese cuisine easily.
Other sources of carbs: cans of beans (white beans, chickpeas, kidney beans), flour (all purpose, whole wheat), Sweetners (sugar, honey, artificial), Syrups (maple and chocolate), Cornmeal, Oatmeal, Corn starch, and Popcorn.
Cans of tuna, Sardines, and Dried meats like jerky and salami are in my pantry typically. You can make several different meals out of these items surprisingly! If you are vegan, I’ve seen shelf stable tofu and soy proteins that would be good to keep on hand.
Fruits and Vegetables
Diced tomato, tomato sauce, tomato paste, coconut milk, canned peaches, apple sauce, dried cranberries, canned green beans, canned asparagus, and canned corn are in my pantry right now. These items can be helpful in making curry, pasta sauce, chilli, and the canned peaches are amazing in a cobbler! Just be sure to make sure your canned items have no added sugar or corn syrup added to them! 9 times out of 10, the product in questions doesn’t even need added sugar.
It’s a good idea to have a high heat oil and a low heat oil on hand at all times. The high heat oils like peanut and sunflower oil are good for frying and skillet cooking, and low heat oils like extra virgin olives oil are necesarry for salad dressings and bread dipping. Yum.
Stock cubes and broth
Nuts and Seeds- chia seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts, peanuts, and almonds.
Vinegars and Sauces: white wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, mustard, mayo, ketchup, hot sauce, siracha, sambal, soy sauce, and barbeque sauce.
Baking stuff: yeast, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract
Herbs, spices, and SALT.
Extra goodies: dark chocolate, coffee, tea! (I could not survive without these)