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Nov 5, 2012 09:15 AM

Leftover sticky rice?

Leftovers from Saturday wrapped in plastic in refrigerator. Anything I can do with them? Possible to reconstitute? Thanks.

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  1. You could probably steam it back to life if you wanted. I'd go with rice pudding or a congee-like soup. One easy soup I make with leftover rice is made by simmering the rice in a little water or stock with a chopped onion, some vegetables (butternut squash works really well) and lots of fresh minced ginger. When the veg is cooked, I add coconut milk to taste and simmer another two minutes or so. Sometimes I add Thai curry paste and a squirt of lime.

    1. How about onigiri? Rice balls stuffed with bits of meat etc. There's also sticky rice pudding, made with coconut and fruit.

      1. Shape them and press into rice cakes, brown slowly in non-stick pan (no oil or just a film of oil wiped onto the pan cooking surface) Makes a nice snack
        Shape into squares about 1/8 inch thick on plastic wrap and put pre-cooked filling at one edge and roll tightly. Fry or steam. You can also put a layer of greens (e.g. spinach) that have been steam just until tender on plastic wrap and do the same type of thing.
        Or you could simply reconstitute in a steamer; don't add more water.

        1. Just stir the rice into some beaten eggs and VERY slowly fry. When the eggs are just setting up squirt some ketchup or some chipotle sauce on half the eggs/rice. Carefully fold the omelet in half and slide onto a plate.