Have you ever found yourself with a lot of leftovers? I know that I do. It happens more often than not. Is there anyway to fix this? Well, there is. Here are 5 recipes for using left over rice.
1. Spicy Tuna Rice – This is a recipe for making spicy tuna rolls using leftover rice. It’s super easy to make and tastes great! You can serve it as an appetizer or just eat it for lunch or dinner.
2. Fried Rice – Fried rice is a great way to use up leftover rice, and it is really delicious as well! You can add whatever meat or veggies that you like to fried rice, but here are the basic steps to making it:
3. Sushi Bowl – This is one of my favorite recipes for making with leftover rice because it tastes so good and it’s just so easy! The key to making sushi bowls taste good is to use the right seasoning and toppings!
4. Tomato Basil Fried Rice – This is another great recipe that uses up leftover rice and tastes amazing! If you like fried rice and tomato basil then this dish is for you!
5. Variety Rice Soup – Variety rice soup is a simple dish made from left over rice mixed in with other ingredients
When you cook rice, do you find yourself with a lot of leftovers that you never use? Here are five recipes for using leftover rice. Not sure how to reheat rice? Reheat it in the microwave.
You can use leftover rice in place of regular cooked rice in many recipes. For example, you can make a fried rice dish with leftover rice and fresh ingredients, or create a casserole using the leftover rice as a filler. Get creative and see what other types of dishes you can create.
Tastes just like Chipotle’s!!
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash of Pepper (optional)
dash of red pepper flakes (optional)**
In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onions and peppers until soft. Add garlic and cook another minute. Add remaining ingredients and stir well to combine all ingredients. Cook until fragrant, stirring frequently (about 3 minutes). Serve warm over your choice of protein and fixings!**I omitted the optional red pepper flakes because I don’t
You don’t have to stick to boring old rice with every meal. Spice up your leftover rice for a fresh take on a familiar dish. With these recipes, you can use your leftover rice in various cuisines.
5 Recipes for Using Leftover Rice
Making a homemade fajita seasoning is easy and you can control what goes into it. Many of the store-bought seasonings have unnecessary added sugars and preservatives that are not necessary.
I often find myself with a lot of leftover rice. This is one of my favourite ways to use that rice up. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
There are a lot of benefits to having your own homemade fajita seasoning mix on hand:
It’s quick and easy to make.
You can adjust the amounts to suit your taste.
You know exactly what’s in it.
You can make it fresh each time you need it.
You’ll save money, because it will cost much less than store-bought mixes.
Here’s how to make it:
2 tablespoons ground cumin 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or one half of a fresh clove of garlic) 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more or less, depending on how spicy you want it) 4 tablespoons salt Store this mixture in an airtight container, and use as needed for seasoning meat, vegetables, and rice dishes. You can also use it as a rub for meats before grilling or roasting. It’s especially good with chicken, pork or fish.
One secret about Homemade Fajita Seasoning that even the Mexican restaurants don’t know – is that it’s saltier than the store bought. That’s because in the store they are trying to sell the same seasoning over and over again and they can’t leave it too salty or people won’t buy as much.
Pouring off some of the liquid before adding to your beef cuts back on the saltiness, but I feel it takes away from the flavor.*
*I really have no idea if this is true or not, but that’s what I use for my reasoning ;). My husband LOVES this on fajitas but I wasn’t sure about it at first because it seemed super salty to me. But we like spicy food so I figured I’d try it anyway! It was great! We love it now! (We do our own little ‘spicy’ thing with this recipe)
By Valerie A. Bowman – Posted on July 07, 2007 7:18PM
Yum yum yummy yummy in my tum tum tummy!! 🙂 This recipe was great! It made a lot more than I thought it would, which was good. The only thing I would change is adding less salt, maybe 2 tbsp instead of 2 tsp
When I was a young girl my mom used to make this seasoning up and store it in an old spice jar. It was so good on everything. So today I am going to share with you our family recipe for Homemade Fajita Seasoning.
Here is what you will need:
1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/4 teaspoon Onion powder
1/4 teaspoon Oregano
1/4 teaspoon Paprika
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (Optional)
Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl and use it to season chicken, beef, or pork before grilling them. You can also use it as a dry rub for chicken or pork by mixing it with some oil in a large bowl and rubbing it on the meat. This will give the meat an awesome flavor! Now you know how to make fajita seasoning at home!