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Aug 21, 2007 04:54 PM

What to do with leftover rice??

I have about 4 cups of leftover cooked plain Carolina rice? What would you do with it? I'd like to use it to make something for dinner tomorrow night but I'm at a loss. All I can think of is fried rice. HELP!

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  1. I just made extra rice tonight to have on hand to make a rice crust for a quiche - something different (I am allergic to wheat).

    In a similar vein rice cakes. I do remember there was a thread on this I think within the last year.

    Here is the link:

      1. re: purple goddess

        Rice Salad. Make it up tonight and put it in the fridge and it's one less thing to do tomorrow. Lighter than potato salad, too.


      2. I love to make stuffed portabello mushrooms.
        I can't find the recipe for the life of me right now, but usually I just kinda eye ball it. First roast a couple poblano peppers, ( I do it in the broiler until they are nicely charred), let them steam in a paper bag for 5-10 mins, then peel, seed and chop. I mix up the leftover rice, roasted poblanos, some sauteed onions, some frozen spinach that has been defrosted and drained well, shredded cheddar cheese, and a bit of chopped cilantro. Mix it all up for the filling and season with salt and pepper. This is veggie friendly but my friend loves when I put cooked crumbled sausage into the mix. Brush the portobellos with some olive oil, and put under the broiler about 5-10 mins depending on how big they are, then pull them out and let them cool a bit. Stuff them with the filling, put a bit more cheese on top, and bake them in a 350 degree oven for around 20 mins, or they are hot throughout.
        It is nice to have the rice already cooked, so this can be thrown together pretty quickly. It delicious and easy.

        1. you can make rice pudding, too

          1. casserole... quick... yummy =)