Instead of making rice multiple times through out the week, I make one large batch. I am usually pretty good about matching the amount I make with the amount we will need, but occasionally I end up with excess rice. Below are a few ways we use up leftover rice:
~ Leftover rice is the perfect base for Fried Rice, especially if it is a little dried out!
~ Add 1 cup of cooked rice to 1 pound of uncooked hamburger. Season as usual, then form patties and fry or barbecue. Use can also use it in place of breadcrumbs or oatmeal when you make meatloaf.
~ Add to soup. Our favorite is Chicken and Rice Soup:
~ Add to a salad. Rice makes a hardy addition to any salad. My husband likes to put rice on a bed of greens and then top it all off with salsa.
~ My oldest son often mixes leftover rice with beans and cheese and makes a Bean and Rice Burrito.
~ My daughter likes to make personal rice bowls to take to school. She puts leftover rice in a reheatable container and tops it with leftover veggies.
~Use in place of noodles in a casserole:
What is your favorite way to use up leftover rice?