Leftover rice is so versatile. It’s one leftover you’ll be glad to have. Here are 7 ideas for using it:
Turn it into Cheesy Rice
One of my favorite lunches growing up was cheesy rice. We would could minute rice and add cheese, but it’s even better if you have long grain white rice or brown rice.
Heat the rice and add any kind of shredded cheese and a generous shake of black pepper.
Make Pizza Rice Casserole
I used instant brown rice in this Pizza Rice Casserole, but you can also use leftover cooked rice. This makes a quick and easy lunch or dinner.
Make Chipotle’s knock-off Cilantro Lime Rice
Reheat the rice, add a splash of lime juice and a handful of chopped cilantro. Serve it with any Mexican dish. Here’s the recipe I wrote on the Savings Lifestyle blog. I used basmati rice, but you can use leftover rice.
Make Freezer Burritos
Vary the filling according to what you have available, but this is a great way to use up leftover rice.
Use taco meat or this slow cooker recipe for Sweet Korean Haystacks. Either way is great!
Fried rice is easy and a wonderful way to clear out your fridge. You can use up leftover rice, meats and veggies with this one.
Make a salad
Wild Rice or Brown Rice Salad is fantastic for lunches, picnics or as a side dish.
How do you like to use leftover rice?