Leftover rice can be made into rice patties, that are first seasoned with a bit of salt, pepper, onion, and garlic. Then, if you have long-grain rice, add a bit of AP-flour and a tbs. or so of water to make the grains adhere to each other. From teh mixture into patties and fry on a lightly oiled slippery pan. You can add sausage peices to the rice if you want.
You can also fry the rice loose and add fresh sweet peas, water chestnuts, a bit of light soy sauce, sliced carrots, diced onion and/or chives, etc. Mix in some pre-cooked scrambled egg and a bit of diced meat or poultry. Make a fried rice with stirfry veggies. Use a bit of Chinese 5-spice powder in this dish.
Cooked rice can be used to make amazing stuffings for poultry, especially cornish game hens. Just add butter, seasonings, celery, onion, chopped pecans, walnuts, or chestnuts, and a bit of good chicken woup base. Stuff the bird with it and bake until the hens are completely cooked through (160 degrees F. before removing from the oven).
So there's a couple of ideas for your rice. You can make it into so many things, like spanish rice, in soups, to stuff tortilla shells, etc.
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