How-to Use Up Leftover Rice


Spicy Fried Rice with Prawns

I love the challenge of clearing out the fridge of leftovers. Veg that’s seen better days, tomatoes that are ready to go squishy,  saffron rice from last night, a handful of frozen prawns, and red chillies. This tossed-together-quicky lunch turned out surprisingly delicious … according to Peder. I can’t disagree.

I oiled up my old steel wok, sautéed the onion, garlic and asparagus, fried off the rice, added some red Thai curry paste, and just before everything was nearly finished, I poured a beaten egg along the inside edge of the wok so it set fast as a blink against the seering heat of the pan. And then folded the egg into the rice. Serve before the egg sets hard if you like it a bit moist, or if you like it a bit more crunchy and crisp let it fry for a few minutes more.

Now if I can only remember how I did this when the fridge is bulging with leftovers again.

How about you: any favourites that you stir-up with leftovers?

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Gerlinde says:

    Your a poet and a cook, how wonderful.

  2. This makes leftovers gourmet. Very nice.

    1. Misky says:

      Thanks, Greg!

  3. Karen says:

    What a great way to use leftovers…it sounds perfect.

    1. Misky says:

      It went down quite nicely!

  4. Yum! I make fried rice, but never with red curry paste, thanks for the suggestion! xx

  5. Gerlinde says:

    That looks very yummy, I just made a vegie soup with all my sad looking vegies.

    1. Misky says:

      Excellent! I love soups. 🙂

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