Leftover Rice, 3 Ways

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June 2 , 2016 / By / , / Post a Comment

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As a true Malagasy, rice is in my blood. It’s a staple that we eat every day, at every meal. We usually eat it plain, with meat or stew. Even though my husband is Malagasy as well , he refuses to eat plain rice, every day, at every meal. So the good wife that I am (right! ahaha!) quickly learned to use rice in many different ways.

We haven’t banned eating plain rice and sometimes, we make way too much! So, if it happens to you too, you are in luck! The recipes below use leftover rice and take under 15 minutes to make. The first one is a refreshing rice salad. Salads are often overthought. Personally, I have a formula for salad: I need crunch (cucumber and red bell pepper), acidity (sun dried tomatoes and lemon juice) and color (corn, tomatoes and basil). S-I-M-P-L-E!

Next is a fabulous fried rice, a curry fried rice. I use bacon as my meat and it gives the rice a wonderful smoky flavor. I caramelized the onions for sweetness and the carrots, peas, eggs and curry powder add a touch of color. This fried rice can be eaten as a side dish or just like that as a full meal.

One of my favorite dishes is Mushroom risotto. But as you know, risotto takes a long time to make and is a work of art. So I have come up with the next best thing to tame my risotto craving. I call it “Mushroom Fakesotto”. All the flavors are there without the hassle. What else can you ask for? Oh, I know! Arancini balls!

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Leftover rice, 3 ways Yum
Prep Time 15 minutes, each
Servings
servings, each
Ingredients
Rice Salad
Curry Fried Rice
Mushroom Fakesotto
Arancini Balls
Prep Time 15 minutes, each
Servings
servings, each
Ingredients
Rice Salad
Curry Fried Rice
Mushroom Fakesotto
Arancini Balls
Instructions
Rice Salad
  1. Put all ingredients but the juice and the olive oil in a large bowl. Mix.
  2. Add some of the juice and oil. Add more if the salad is too dry. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.Enjoy!
Curry Fried Rice
  1. In a small pan, heat 1 tsp of olive oil. Pour the eggs to make a thin omelette. Once set, cut it into strips and set aside.
  2. In a large pan, cook the bacon in a little oil for about 5 minutes. Add the onion, carrots and peas and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the rice, the curry and egg strips. Adjust seasoning and serve.
Mushroom Fakesotto
  1. In a saute pan, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil and cook the onions for 5 minutes at medium high heat until caramelized. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes.
  2. Deglaze with the wine and add the parsley. Let boil for about 1 minute for the alcohol to cook off. Add the cream and cook for 2 minutes. The mix needs to still be runny. Add the rice and the parmesan cheese. Adjust seasoning and serve.
Arancini Balls
  1. Make six to eight balls with the cooled Fakesotto.
  2. Bread each ball by dipping each one in the egg and in the breadcrumbs.
  3. Deep-fry until golden brown, drain the excess oil on paper towels and serve.
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