4 Ways to Turn Your Leftover Rice into Mind-Blowing Scrummy Dish
Have you got leftover rice? Are you going to throw it? Hold on and read this first –
Rice is a versatile grain that can be scrumptiously dressed with flavorsome spices, tossed into snack-time salads, and refried into the golden delicacy. So put your leftover rice back in a yummy nourishing meal.
We have specially picked four amazing and easy-to-make recipes for leftover rice that will make you go for extra every time you cook rice.
Serve it as Dessert – Leftover Rice Pudding
Cook something sugary with leftover rice. This old-fashioned but always desirable dish makes a perfect dessert to complement your dinner.
- Leftover rice
- Whole milk doubled the cup measurement of rice
- Sugar to taste
- 2-3 teaspoon butter
- A handful of shredded nuts
Pour milk, rice, and sugar in a bowl and boil it while giving a good stir. Once the ingredients unite well and the mixture reaches a puree consistency, add shredded nuts it to and boil for 10 minutes more. Serve it hot after the meal.
Cheesy Rice Fritters – Fry into Snacks
Leftover rice makes a rarest treat when combined with cheese. Yummy on its own or with a dipping sauce, rice fritter tastes crispy and delicious.
- 1 cup cooked and cooled leftover rice
- ½ cup grated cheese
- 2 beaten eggs
- 1 grated medium carrot
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 cup plain flour
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Rice bran oil for deep frying
Combine all ingredients in a bowl except the oil. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan for deep frying. Make small bowls of the batter, flatten into round shape and fry in the heated oil until golden-brown on both sides. Drain the fritters on a paper towel to absorb extra oil. Serve with anything having a zesty fresh flavor.
Mediterranean Rice Salad – Arrange into Side Dish
The seasoned Mediterranean rice salad has a toothsome flavor of cucumber, onion, feta cheese, spinach, and spices. It makes a perfect side dish for anything grilled.
- Leftover rice
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- A handful of chopped spinach leaves
- 1 chopped red bell pepper
- 1 chopped small cucumber,
- 1/2 cup chopped green onion
- 1/2 cup chopped olives
- 4-5 tablespoon grated feta cheese
- Salt, pepper, lemon juice, and minced oregano and chopped garlic to taste
Boil 1 1/2 cup of water in a medium saucepan. Add salt and pepper to the water and boil for 10 minutes. Combine all ingredients except rice and feta cheese in a bowl. Dress and toss the mixture with rice and feta cheese. Add to hot water and reheat until the water evaporates entirely. Serve with grilled beef, barbecue chicken, steak Fajita Skewers, etc.
Bake Cake – Wild Rice Bread
This exotic-sounding and fun recipe can turn your useless leftover rice into a tempting cake.
- Leftover rice
- 1 beaten egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 3 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Chocolate powder and sugar to taste
- Shredded nuts
Make a batter using all ingredients and bake it like an ordinary cake to make a leftover rice cake. Enjoy it with evening tea.
Apart from these, there are hundreds of other things to do with leftover rice – boil in soups, make fried rice, add it to rissoles, combine with some mince meat, tuna, veggies, etc.