Having left over rice can be the start of another great meal. This guide is about using leftover rice.
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Want to perk up leftover plain rice or Rice A Roni Pilaf rice? Combine the rice with partially defrosted stir fry vegetables and soy sauce (to your taste). Add a small can of mushrooms, a can of sliced water chestnuts, and a few chopped green onions. Mix all together, add the soy sauce, and heat in a large fry pan. Toss while heating.
An even easier way of doing this quick, tasty dish is to just partially defrost a couple of veggie patties, and chop them up with the rice, and add soy sauce to your taste.
By Joyce D. from Nine Mile Falls, WA
We made too much rice for our dinner, and had a lot left over. Rather than waste it, I put it into portions in freezer bags. I tied a knot half way-up after squeezing the air out, and put it in the refrigerator. It will keep for about 5 days until you need some for another meal. Pop it in the microwave on full power for 1 minute-10 seconds. Place on plate, cut the bag under the knot, and pour out. Saved the rice, saved on time and money.
By Den the Cook from Newport, Wales, UK
I recently cooked a whole package of brown rice and made stir fried rice, which was very good. This was for a group buffet and I ended up with quite a bit left over. On the buffet, it was served with sliced turkey. There are just two of us at home and we didn't want to eat stir fry rice every day for a week.
The first night, I served it with meatloaf which I had in the freezer.
The second night, I added some browned hamburger and taco seasonings and we had taco salad.
The third night, I added it to hamburger and sausage mixture, and made stuffed green peppers.
We enjoyed each different meal and it didn't seem that we were eating leftover rice. In fact, it made meal preparation very easy for me with this one ingredient ready to use. I might just cook a bunch of rice, and repeat this meal plan again someday.
By Ruth in Ohio
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Here are questions related to Using Leftover Rice.
How can I use leftover pork fried rice?
By Barbara J Snyder (Guest Post)08/05/2008
Same with ChloeA, honey, leftover fried rice is good reheated with some duck sauce or scrambled eggs. Hey, it has all the veggies.
What can I make to repurpose leftover pork fried rice? I don"t want to waste it.
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I use a rice cooker and often have leftover rice. Rather than throw it away, I do what my old Japanese roommate used to do, freeze it! Place leftover cooked rice in plastic wrap or a ziploc baggie and put it in the freezer. It will keep for a long time and only need a few seconds in the microwave to heat up. Tastes great after being frozen.
*Tip - freeze in individual serving sizes for a quick lunch. Add some frozen veggies and sauce and voila!
By Carrie from Yakima, WA