What would happen if you had a bunch of leftover food from last night’s dinner party? Would you throw them away or try to save them for later?
Leftover food is often thrown out because people don’t know what else to do with it. But why not turn those leftovers into something delicious? Here are some ideas for using leftover food. Leftovers are a great source of ingredients for a delicious meal.
Idli made with cooked rice
These idlis are ultra-soft, fluffy, and light thanks to the use of steamed cooked rice. These idlis are much softer than the regular idli recipe. Use leftover rice from the same day to make these idlis. Along with the leftover rice add soaked idli Rava, and urad dal grind to a batter consistency to make the idlis and serve hot with any regular chutneys of your choice.
Leftover rice pudding
Creamy smooth and delicious kheer made with leftover cooked rice, milk, and sugar. This kheer is flavored with ground cinnamon and cardamom. If you would like to make kheer traditionally, then check out this Rice kheer recipe made up of uncooked basmati rice. This simple rice pudding recipe uses milk, rice, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon and is baked in the oven. It is decadent and creamy, and it can be served as a sweet breakfast or dessert.
Cooked rice pakoda
Pakodas are made from leftover cooked rice that is crisp and soft. These rice pakodas have a crisp exterior and a soft interior. They are so delicious that you will not believe they are made of leftover rice. To a bowl of cooked rice add finely chopped onions, coriander leaves, chopped green chilies, salt, asafetida, and cumin seeds. Add in a little besan (chickpea flour) for binding the batter. Mix well to combine, gently drop the small pieces of batter into hot oil and Fry till the pakoras are golden.
Crispy and luscious rice cutlet
Cutlets are a popular appetizer or snack in Indian cuisine. The rice cutlet recipe is very simple to make. All you need is cooked rice and boiled potatoes or a mix of veggies add in your spices. After mixing everything, shallow fry or pan fry the cutlets. Rice cutlets can be served with coriander chutney, tamarind chutney, mint coriander chutney, or pudina chutney.
Yummy Pizza with leftover rice
Bored of eating rice regularly! Try this pizza with the leftover rice as a great evening snack. Cooked rice, salt, pepper powder, grated cheese, and beaten egg mix these in a mixing bowl. Spread the rice mixture into a circular shape on a baking sheet. Spread leftover gravy above the rice mixture add some pizza toppings and bake for about 10mins. Spread any available pizza seasoning before serving.