Recipes For Leftover Rice

basmati rice

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We don’t know about you, but pretty much every time we make rice for our families, we end up with a huge amount left over. The great thing about this, is that leftover rice is a brilliant basis for loads of delicious dishes. Don’t believe us?

Try one of these yummy recipes for leftover rice so that the tub in your fridge right now doesn’t go waste!

 

Arancini Risotto Balls with Wild Mushrooms Andrew Rudd I Love Cooking
Arancini Balls

Traditionally made with leftover risotto, less authentic arancini can be made with long grain or basmati rice. Follow the recipe above, adding 75g extra cheese to the rice mix, which will make it more glutenous and malleable.

Chicken Fried Rice
Chicken Fried Rice

There is little more delicious than a salty, spicy fried rice, and this chicken version is no different. Substitute for whatever protein you fancy (pork or prawns work well) and add in veggies that are almost past their sell by date in your fridge.

Stuffed pepper with meat
Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers are a fantastic vehicle for leftover rice. Follow the recipe above, using rice instead of couscous. The results will be delicious, and tastes wonderful hot or at room temperature.

Chicken Tikka Biriyani
Biriyani made Easy

Thought you couldn’t make a biriyani with leftover rice? Think again. Follow this recipe, leaving out the chicken stock and making sure to cook out the spices well before stirring in the rice and enjoy a biriyani in half the time.

Smokey Paprika Chicken with Rice and Eggs
Smoky Paprika Chicken with Rice and Eggs

This smoky rice dish can be made easily with leftover rice by stirring into the spice mix and leaving out the chicken stock. Perfect, speedy and ultra delicious.

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