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Jul 25, 2010 07:05 AM

Left over Rice - out of ideas

I have a lot of leftover rice that is setting in the fridge. I've been make the the usual stuff that I do with rice which are Fried rice and Jook (asian rice gruel). However, my family is sick of both of these options. It is too hot to make soup, where rice is a component.

I need help with some ideas please. I still have about 10 cups of cooked short grain asian rice.


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    1. You could make arancini (if it's short grain), or rice salad, rice pancakes, cabbage rolls, stuffed peppers, use it in soups, or as a burrito filling (with beans), .

      1. I like to take cooked rice and make a sort of risotto with it; make a white sauce, whisk in smoked gouda cheese and the rice and simmer until thickened. I like to oven dry some proscuitto and crumble over the top. Another thing is to make sausage rice balls with warm rice, cooked chorizo or other sausage, herbs & spices, maybe an egg to bind then form into balls and chill for an hour or so. Roll in breadcrumbs; I like panko for crispiness and deep fry.

        1. Salad.
          The dressing is made by whisking together
          lemon juice
          sesame oil,
          Thai fish sauce,
          extra virgin olive oil
          a bit of reduced chicken stock
          Then add:
          cooked rice, about 3-ish cups worth...adjust following ingredients if you have more or less:
          3 mild red chiles seeded and cut into thin strips
          3 scallions thinly sliced
          1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, leaves only
          1 1/2 T fresh mint, leaves only
          20 arugula leaves
          Toss all this gently, taste and correct seasoning with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, if nec.

          1. Freeze it. I put 1 cup portions in baggies and then use later along with some stir fried or sauteed veggies. Or with some milk, cinnamon, vanilla or maybe strawberry jam as a reasonably health dessert.