2 Smart Ways To Use Leftover Rice – Leftover Rice Recipes

May 1, 2016 2001 0 0

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Do you always try hard to prepare an accurate quantity of food, because you hate throwing the leftovers? But, in spite of trying so hard, there must be times when you are left with some extra rice and throwing it away in the trash is seriously distressing. So, isn’t it a better idea to look for a smart way to utilise all the extra rice instead of feeling bad about throwing it?

In this article, we have come up with two smart ways to give a new life to the leftover rice in a delicious and healthy way:

  1. Rice Cutlet With Leftover Rice

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Do you often wonder what interesting yet healthy to serve for an evening snack? Well, your kids will love these vegetable rice cutlets and the best part, you can make them using the leftover rice from the lunch. Smart, isn’t it?


  • Cooked rice – 2 cup
  • Carrot (Grated) – 1
  • Boiled Potato (Mashed) – 1
  • Bread – 4
  • Besan (Gram Flour) – 3 tsp.
  • Green Chillies (Finely Chopped) – 3
  • Chilli Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Tomato Juice – 4 tsp.
  • Coriander (Finely Chopped) – ½ cup
  • Beetroot (Grated) – 1/4
  • Onion (Finely Chopped) – 2
  • Corn Flour – 2 tsp.
  • Garam Masala – ½ tsp.
  • Salt
  • Oil – For Frying


  • In a large bowl combine all the ingredients and spices
  • Mix well and if required add a little water to make the mixture smooth
  • Now, make small balls and flatten them between your palms
  • Heat enough oil for frying and fry the patties on medium flame till golden brown and crisp

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  • Serve immediately with tomato ketchup or green chutney

PS: For a healthier version, you can shallow fry the patties on a heavy bottomed tava or even bake it in microwave oven.

2. Leftover Rice Paratha

The easiest way to turn the leftover rice into something interesting is by further seasoning it a bit and using it as a stuffing for parathas – the most popular Indian breakfast dish.


Wheat flour – 1 cup
• Ghee – 1 tbsp.
• Salt

• Cooked Rice – 1 cup
• Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp.
• Onion (Finely Chopped) – 1
• Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.
• Green Chillies – 1 tsp.
• Chilli Powder – 2 tsp.
• Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp.
• Coriander (Finely Chopped) – 1 tbsp.
• Mint Leaves (Finely Chopped) – 1 tbsp.
• Salt

• Oil
• Curd


  • Take a large bowl and combine all the ingredients well and using enough water knead into a soft dough
  • Keep it aside for about half an hour


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  • Heat a tsp. oil in a pan and add cumin seeds
  • Let the cumin seeds sputter, now add onion and cook until golden brown
  • Now, add the ginger-garlic paste and cook till fragrant
  • Add the green chillies, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt, and cooked rice
  • Mix well and cook for another minute or two
  • Once done, add chopped coriander and mint and leave it to cool completely


  • Divide the dough into 8 equal parts and roll out one of the portions into a small circle
  • Place a spoonful of the stuffing in the centre and bring together all the sides
  • Carefully seal it and flatten it by pressing lightly with fingers
  • Now, roll this into a roti (about 5-inch diameter)
  • Place it on a hot girdle (tava) and cook on both sides using a little oil

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  • Once done, serve immediately with curd and pickle

With these delicious and healthy suggestions from TheRoyale, you will never have to throw away any leftover rice again.

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