Turn your leftover rice into delicious new recipes with these 16 leftover rice recipes!
Rice is very easy to make in large batches. I often will make it because it keeps well in the fridge for a few days and it freezes well too. Rice easily picks up any flavor you give it, so you can have variety despite using it in several meals. I like to use rice as a filler for casseroles, skillet dishes, and as an easy side to throw together with about any meal. I almost always have some leftover so I went looking for some great leftover rice recipes to use it with. Here are some of my favorites, including dessert!
16 Leftover Rice Recipes
I would absolutely love to make this Summer Vegetables Shrimp Fried Rice the next time I make it to the farmer’s market and pick up some goods.
These Ratatouille Chicken Bowls are a great way to use up leftover rice while making delicious lunches for the week!
I love this recipe for Orange Rice with Ginger and Cranberries for something new. It’s a great combination of flavors.
These Parmesan Rice Cakes from An Oregon Cottage are a family favorite in her household and since they only contain 5 ingredients, they are super easy to make.
If you have never had rice balls, you have to give this Rice Balls with Marinara Sauce recipe from Just a Taste a spin.
Make this Broccoli Rice Casserole from Scratch by Spend with Pennies for an easy weeknight meal to throw together.
Since broccoli and rice go together so well, why not make these Cheddar Broccoli Rice Patties from Petit Foodie?
Make this classic dessert of Rice Pudding with this recipe from The Hillbilly Housewife.
One Sweet Mess has a good classic side dish: Dirty Rice. It's the perfect thing to serve up with some chicken on a Sunday.
If you are looking for minimum effort and maximum flavor, try this recipe for Dump-And-Bake Aloha Chicken from The Seasoned Mom.
I love a good recipe for soup because they are almost always the perfect way to use up any number of leftovers. Check out this recipe for Black Bean and Leftover Rice Soup from CookSmarts.
Stuffed peppers are a good use for leftover rice so here is a good recipe for Stuffed Pepper Rice Skillet from Crunchy Creamy Sweet that has that dish made even easier.
Have leftover rice for breakfast with this recipe for Rice Eggs from Recipes for Our Daily Bread.
One Pan Chicken Burrito Bowls from Number 2 Pencil are a super easy way to enjoy Tex-Mex without all the dishes to wash.
If fried rice is one of your favorites, try serving up this Mexican Fried Rice and enjoy the fusion of flavors.
This Greek Lentil and Rice Salad has one of the most delicious dressings ever and keeps for days, perfect for meal prep!