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Leftover rice recipes

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Not sure what to do with leftover rice? This collection of simple, budget-friendly recipes will help! Includes everything from main dishes to sides to appetizers and desserts. So many great ideas!

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In my family we eat a lot of rice. The only problem is that we tend to make more of it than we need– not just more than we can eat in a sitting, but more than we need to pack away the leftove…

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Danie Manos
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39 · 30 minutes · Pan fried, crispy and savory leftover rice patties packed with fresh cilantro, garlic, red onion and cheese. Vegetarian rice patties are easy and quick to make, and are so flavorsome! This is definitely one of the most delicious ways to use leftover rice, and all you need are basic ingredients. Yield: around 8 patties.

8 ingredients

Produce
  • 1 small bunch 40 gr cilantro
  • 1 Garlic clove, big
Refrigerated
  • 2 Eggs
Pasta & Grains
  • 300 g Rice, cooked
Baking & Spices
  • 4 tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 1 Salt/pepper
Dairy
  • 5 tbsp Cheese, grated
Other
  • 0,5 red onion, finely diced
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This Mexican Fried Rice recipe is a tasty twist on the traditional side dish. Cooked like fried rice for a crisper texture with the flavors of Mexican rice.

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Save time and money with these delicious and easy ways to reuse leftover rice. We love to cook once and eat twice!

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Laura Redd
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3 · 30 minutes · This leftover rice casserole is perfect to repurpose cooked rice left in the fridge. It's creamy, cheesy, full of vegetables, and so delicious!

14 ingredients

Meat
  • 4 oz Ham
Produce
  • 1 Carrot
  • 7 oz Corn, canned
  • 1 Oregano
  • 1/4 cup Parsley
  • 1 Tomato
Refrigerated
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Egg yolk
Condiments
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard
Pasta & Grains
  • 5 cups Rice, cooked
Baking & Spices
  • 1 Salt and pepper
Dairy
  • 8 oz Cream cheese
  • 7 oz Milk
  • 11 oz Mozzarella
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This easy cooked rice recipe is made with leftover rice. Cook it on the stove for a quick dessert.

9 ingredients

Produce
  • 2/3 cup Raisins
Refrigerated
  • 1 Egg
Pasta & Grains
  • 1 cups Rice, cooked
Baking & Spices
  • 1 Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
Dairy
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 cups Milk
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Forget takeout! This ham fried rice recipe combines leftover rice, ham, veggies, and special seasonings for fried rice that's even better than takeout!

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Ellie Cross
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