When faced with leftover rice, here are a few frugal recipe ideas to make another meal out of leftover rice.
Whenever I cook rice, I am always left with some in the refrigerator. I hate to throw food out so here are ideas for ways I make a second meal out of leftover rice.
When faced with extra steamed white rice or rice pilaf, how about stirring it into a new meal. We love to make an oriental fried rice by cooking it up with some leftover chicken or pork, some soy cause, some frozen peas and any Asian enhancing chopped veggies like carrots and scallions. At the end throw in a couple of eggs and scramble in the pan for a fried rice meal.
The kids love when I make Hawaiian fried rice and you can find that recipe here. This is a tangy spin on fried rice and so good.
You can use it in crock pot chicken and rice and add the rice at then end of cooking about 30 minutes before serving. Just stir in and let heat through.
How about rice pudding, or adding to soups for more ways to use up that rice.
Probably the rice I cook the most is Spanish rice. I always have leftovers. Here are some yummy ways to use it again for another meal.
Scramble with an egg for slightly spicy breakfast dish.
Use it to make Mexican meatball soup.
Stir it into refried beans to stretch a can of beans for burritos or a batch of freezer burritos.