5 Amazing Leftover Rice Recipes You Can Try
Image Credit: Fried rice is one of the most common rice dishes.

Rice indeed is one of the staples across the world. Not only is it easy to cook, it is super versatile as well. Right from snacks, mains, sides to desserts, rice can be cooked in myriad ways for a delightful dish, for example a royal treat like Biryani and wholesome khichdi. And how can we forget those delicious Asian bowl meals? Did you know there are more than 40,000 varieties of rice? No wonder rice is made in such large quantities everywhere no matter what the occasion is, also leaving loads of leftovers. But are we complaining? Not at all! Especially with so many options to reuse the leftover rice, nobody can complain about leftovers from the last meal.

We’ve got 5 ways you can reuse the leftover rice. From pulao, curd rice to fried rice and more, we’ve got you sorted with some of the best leftover rice options.  

1. Fried Rice

One of the easiest ways to spruce up your leftover rice, fried rice is made with a couple of chopped vegetables and leftover rice fried together and that’s it! Serve with a curry or chutney of your choice.

2. Lemon Rice

This is one of the most refreshing delicacies you can try. Light yet wholesome, lemon rice is a south Indian delicacy which is cooked in distinct flavours of mustard seeds, red chilli, asafoetida and curry leaves along with a hearty tang of lime. The addition of chana dal and nuts give it a healthy, crunchy texture that is simply irresistible.  

3. Leftover Rice Pancakes

All you need is 15 minutes, a handful of spices and veggies to make these little pancakes. A perfect tea-time snack, give your leftover rice a unique spin with this recipe.

4. Leftover Rice Pizza

A quick evening snack you can make within 30 minutes, this unique pizza is made by mixing leftover rice with egg, salt, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. It is made into a round shape, smeared with a masala or gravy of your choice, cheese and toppings, and n=baked for about 10 minutes into mini pizzas! Doesn’t that sound delicious?

5. Leftover Rice Kheer

Don’t you love thick and creamy kheer post a meal? Now if you've got some leftover rice from the same meal, you can turn it around into decadent dessert. Combine it with milk and sugar, add cardamom, cinnamon and saffron and you’ve got a perfect sweet treat to finish your meal with.  

So, which amazing leftover rice recipe are you going to try first?