I love having leftovers – one less meal to cook. And I really hate wasting food. Matt (my bf) and I recently had a boatload (well, a tupperware load) of rice left from our dinner the other night. So I looked up some recipes for leftover rice. Here are my favorites from about.com:
Rice Pudding: Super easy. Mix milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla together and toss it in the oven. It takes about 30 mins total.
Rice and Bean Burritos: This didn’t even occur to me until I saw it. Basically heat up the beans and rice, roll it up and eat it. You can also add garlic, veggies, guacamole, sour cream, cilantro…
Rice Soup: This is what we made. Basically, we sauteed some onions, garlic, cilantro, carrots, peas, and carrots. Then we put in 3 cans of veggie stock and a cup of rice. Let simmer for 20 mins. Instant, delicious meal.
If I was more ambitious, I would totally make grape leaves or the rice quiche – but naaaahhhhhh.
CheapTip: If I have Chinese food, I always take the extra rice home. It’ll save you time and you might get a second delicious meal out of it.