Using Leftover Rice

August 18, 2011

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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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.

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April 19, 2010

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).

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In our household, we do not own a microwave. When we have leftover rice, we'll make soup the following day.

Reheat Rice with Hot Soup - homemade soup served over leftover rice

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How can I use leftover pork fried rice?



July 22, 20080 found this helpful

Work it into a stirfry dish

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July 22, 20080 found this helpful

Like I would ever have this problem! Seriously, I think it's great just reheated, but I've also mixed it into scrambled eggs before.

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July 22, 20080 found this helpful

Mix it into a salad. If you make a chicken or pork pot pie, toss it in with the other ingredients. Put cubed cooked chicken or pork on it for a main dish. You can also mix it in with your stuffing. Add it to meatloaf. Toss it into chicken soup. Try something new. Dianne

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July 22, 20080 found this helpful

Add some water, veggies and chicken for a great soup!!

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July 23, 20080 found this helpful

Mary. I would be very careful when re -using fried rice. It supposed harbour a lot of bacteria that can cause stomach upsets. Best to make sure it has been thoroughly reheated.

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By glinda (Guest Post)
July 23, 20080 found this helpful

I like using leftover fried rice in stir frys, soups, chili, or as a added side to any meat dish I am serving such as pork chops, or chicken. Also, I like fried left over rice with sausage or bacon for breakfast. I think my favorite would be the soup, I love left over rice in homemade vege soup!

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By Melanie from NC (Guest Post)
July 23, 20080 found this helpful

Wrap it up in a tortilla with some chicken, Great lunch!

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By U*u*U (Guest Post)
July 27, 20080 found this helpful

Take about a cup of leftover rice and add it to 4 cups of stock. Simmer for at least two hours. Stir from the bottom occasionally. Take the whole thing and put it in a blender. Blend till it looks like oatmeal. At this stage, you can add a little more stock to thin it down if you like. If you have any sesame oil, green onions or leftovers to add, it can only make it better. This works nicely with white rice as well. I use jasmine.

This is a variation of a classic soup called 'Congee'. In china, it's a breakfast staple, but it's wonderful as a lunch with extra meat added.

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August 5, 20080 found this helpful

If you make a scrambled egg wrap and stuff it with hot fried rice it is wonderful! You can top it off with nuts of your choice- or make a egg foo yong gravy to go over top-yum!!

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By Barbara J Snyder (Guest Post)
August 5, 20080 found this helpful

Same with ChloeA, honey, leftover fried rice is good reheated with some duck sauce or scrambled eggs. Hey, it has all the veggies.

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December 30, 2013

What can I make to repurpose leftover pork fried rice? I don"t want to waste it.

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August 15, 20170 found this helpful

Buy some thick pork chops and use the rice mixture for a stuffing in the pork chops.

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August 15, 20170 found this helpful

You could freeze it and add it when you make soup.

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October 7, 2009

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!

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