Seven Uses for Leftover Rice

Everyone who cooks is likely to have faced this dilemma at one time or another: a bowl or pot of rice sitting in the refrigerator without any food to accompany it.

Here are seven ideas for making use of your rice leftovers:
  1. Make a simple rice salad. Artichoke hearts, roasted or raw red pepper, olives, almonds, pistachios and cashews all go along well. Two table spoons of extra virgin olive oil, a teaspoon of sherry wine vinegar, and a teaspoon of Dijon mustard make a quick dressing that will make your rice seem like anything but a leftover.
  2. Add your rice to some soup, either canned or fresh. A bean soup works especially well with leftover rice!
  3. Make a quick rice pudding. Add a cup of organic lowfat vanilla yogurt, a cup of applecause, and a teaspoon of cinnamon to each cup of rice. Stir well and you’re done!
  4. Steam a few of your favorite vegetables from the World's Healthiest Foods - asparagus, broccoli, green peppers - and enjoy them over a bed of warmed rice.
  5. Incorporate the rice into our Pineapple, Coconut Rice Breakfast - only 5 more ingredients are needed: pineapple chunks, almonds, raisins, banana, and coconut milk.
  6. Go macrobiotic! Try simply reheating your brown rice, drizzle a tablespoon of tamari on top, and sprinkle the result with a tablespoon of sesame seeds.
  7. Stuff a tortilla. Together with a little salsa, some kidney beans (go organic canned, if you’re trying to economize on time), and perhaps some organic canned corn, your rice will blend into a flavorful meal.

This page was updated on: 2002-11-22 18:32:51
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