Fried rice: This classic dish is a great way to use up leftover rice. Simply sauté some vegetables, like onions, carrots, and peas, in a pan, then add the rice and some scrambled eggs. Stir in soy sauce and other seasonings, and you've got a delicious meal.
Rice pudding: Leftover rice can be transformed into a creamy and delicious dessert. Combine the rice with milk, sugar, and cinnamon, then simmer until thick and creamy. Top with raisins or other dried fruit, and enjoy.
Rice salad: Mix together some leftover rice, chopped vegetables, and a simple dressing of olive oil and lemon juice. You can also add in some canned beans or leftover chicken for extra protein.
Stuffed bell peppers: Cut the tops off of bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. Fill the peppers with a mixture of leftover rice, cooked ground beef or turkey, diced tomatoes, and spices. Bake until the peppers are tender and the filling is hot and bubbly.
Rice and vegetable soup: Sauté some onions, garlic, and carrots in a pot, then add in some vegetable broth, leftover rice, and any other vegetables you have on hand. Simmer until the vegetables are tender and the flavors have melded together.
Rice and bean bowls: Combine leftover rice with black beans, diced tomatoes, and avocado for a quick and healthy meal. You can also add in some shredded cheese, salsa, or sour cream.
Rice and chicken casserole: Mix together leftover rice, cooked chicken, cream of mushroom soup, and some shredded cheese. Bake in a casserole dish until hot and bubbly.
Arancini: These Italian rice balls are a fun and delicious way to use up leftover rice. Mix the rice with some grated Parmesan cheese, chopped herbs, and an egg, then form into balls and fry until golden brown.
Rice and egg burrito: Scramble some eggs in a pan, then add in leftover rice and some diced vegetables. Spoon the mixture into a tortilla, top with salsa and shredded cheese, and roll up for a quick and satisfying breakfast or lunch.