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    Other uses for old rice: fried rice and rice pudding

    By thomas | December 1, 2008

    Here are some other great ideas on how to make old crappy rice good.

    1. Fried Rice. A reader named Chesu explains:

      I fry my leftover rice. Cold, dry rice is perfect for fried rice, as it more readily absorbs the chicken stock, soy sauce, and whatever else you flavor it with. One cup of leftover rice becomes a very filling meal.

      Another reader, Stells, concurs:

      I always leftover rice to make bacon fried rice.

      Fry up some bacon and leftover veggies (cabbage, carrots, onion, etc), add the rice, and fry it all together. Mix in a dash of soy sauce, mirin, some spices (I like curry powder, pepper, and dried negi), and an egg (optional), and you have some bomb fried rice!

    2. Rice Pudding. Reader Kirsten sends in this delicious idea:

      You could also make rice pudding with milk, egg, sugar, cinnamon, etc. A little taste of home.

      Prasanna from India also sends in a tip about rice pudding:

      Hi
      Ohiogozaimasu.
      I am from chennai , India. I am preparing for JLPT 3 exams. happened to see ur site.

      we eat rice 365 days in a year!!!. so always there is left over rice.

      one recipe for left over rice.

      to the soft unspoiled cooked rice add water and make it to soup consistency.Boil well. Add milk , sugar, raisins, roasted cashews and some essence.
      you have a nutritious dish . It is called “keer” in India. All the best

      I’m a sweet lover, so I’m going to try this rice pudding stuff out.

    Thanks for the tips!

    What do you guys do with your old rice? If you have any cool ideas, send them my way!

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    2 Responses to “Other uses for old rice: fried rice and rice pudding”

    1. Jeshii Says:
      December 1st, 2008 at 1:26 pm

      I’m a kimchi チャーハン fan myself. XD

    2. Kiko Says:
      December 3rd, 2008 at 3:10 pm

      Stuffed Peppers:

      Mix cold rice, chopped onion, raw hamburger, salt/pepper. Stuff mixture into cored out couple/six bell peppers (any color).

      Place in baking dish, add a can of tomato soup, can of water. Top with some swirls of ketchup and bake for an hour.

      – You can do this with steamed cabbage leaves instead of peppers also. It’s just a little tricky and takes some practice making the rolls. Cut the hard core end of the cabbage leaf, that helps to fold and roll them.

      – Or just make the meat/rice mixture into meatballs for porcupine meatballs.

      p.s. My son is in Korea and coming to Japan for a visa run. I found your sight because he plans to look for some cheese while he’s there. ;) ha!

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