6 RECIPES TO TRY IF YOU’VE LEFTOVER RICE
Try these easy recipes to transform leftover rice into delicious delicacies
Every night after a wholesome meal there’s always a leftover. Don’t throw it in the bin or give it away. Reuse and create something mouth-watering. If you made dal-chawal, and have boiled rice left, try these easy recipes to transform them into a delicious delicacy.
RAW MANGO RICE
Dry roast peanuts in a pan and remove. Now in a pan heat oil, add mustard seeds, dry whole red chilli and curry leaves. When they start spluttering add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and half tsp of sugar. Add grated raw mango and cook till the water evaporates and the raw mango is cooked. Add boiled rice and peanuts. Garnish it with fried onions and serve with raita.
Heat ghee or oil in a pan. Add cumin, mustard, handful of moong dal and cashews. When the dal turns golden, add ginger, and slit green chili, curry leaves and red chili. Sprinkle hing. Then add coconut, rice and salt. Stir everything well. Serve coconut rice with a simple curry or yogurt. You can garnish it with grated coconut as well.
PAO BHAJJI RICE
In Mumbai, this form of rice is called tawa rice. Heat oil in a kadai. Add red chilli dry, bay leaf and cumin seeds. As the seeds crackle, add onions. As onion turns pink, add ginger paste. Add pav bhajji masala, turmeric, salt and red chilli powder (optional), bell peppers, potatoes and carrot. After the veggies are cooked, add boiled rice and stir. Squeeze lemon and remove from heat. Garnish with grated raw mango and coriander.
SWEET KESARI RICE
Heat desi ghee in a pan and sauté some mixed nuts in it and remove. Now add some more ghee, add crushed green cardamom, now add boiled rice mix and add 1 cup of milk and few strings of kesar. Bring it to a boil and add sugar. Add some orange zest for some zing. Now add grated khoya and fried nuts, mix well. Fry till all the milk has evaporated. Serve warm.
CHILLI GARLIC RICE
Who doesn’t love some chilli rice? In a kadhai add oil, chopped or grated garlic and ginger. Once the smell of garlic takes over your kitchen and it turns light brown add boiled soya chunks. Stir and add rice. Add 2tbsp of chilli garlic dip. Stir well till it mixes with the rice. Garnish with coriander or fried garlic and serve.
SCHEZWAN FRIED RICE
Heat oil in kadhai, put whole dry red chilli, black mustard, curry leaves. Now add chopped garlic and onions and a teaspoon of sugar. Once onion turns pink add capsicum, carrots and cabbage. When vegetables are tender add schezwan masala, soya sauce, ketchup and drops of vinegar. Add leftover rice and cook on high flame for two minutes.