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Anyone have any creative ideas for what I can do with leftover brown rice, besides rice pudding? We have way too many sweets in the house already. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:<br><br>
I'm making cheese enchiladas with mole sauce for dinner, so I could just serve it as a side dish, but I'd love some ideas on how to jazz it up a bit (either for tonight's meal or as a stand-alone dish). Thanks y'all!<br><br>
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I often use a cup of leftover brown rice and mix it with a mashed can of salmon. Stir in a beaten egg, veggies of choice like finely diced onion and garlic, parsley, grated carrot... the possibilities are endless. Maybe add some lemon juice, braggs, and some seaweed powder. You could do themes ... like adding tomatoes and cilantro maybe with your theme? Spoon 1/2 cup amounts onto a oiled cookie sheet and shape into patties with your hands. Bake at 350 for about 20 - 25 min I guess... they start to get a bit browned around the edges. The kids love these hot or cold and I often just keep it around for a quick snack!
 

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I make fried rice with peas, broccoli, green onion, egg, and chicken if we have some. I use tamari and sesame oil. DH LOVES it! (we use brown jasmine rice, but regular brown rice would work too)
 

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Black bean/rice burgers?<br><br>
Soup?Cream of chicken w/ rice? Tomato-rice?<br><br>
Fried rice?<br><br>
Feta spinach mushroom and rice bake?<br><br>
Jambalaya?<br><br>
Stuffed veggies... stuffed peppers, stuffed cabage, stuffed tomatoes or Zuch, etc?<br><br>
A cheesy broccoli bake, with or without chicken?<br><br>
For a side dish, I'd just sauté up some chopped red bell peppers, onion and garlic in a bit of olive oil until way, way soft, then stir in the rice with a bit of of bouillon and a shot of white wine.<br><br>
When it's nice and hot, pull it off the heat, and add LOTS of chopped cilantro (and chopped tomatoes, too, if you like).<br><br>
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Like a pp, we use brown rice for fried rice. I also use it to make the filling for stuffed peppers. Or I like to just eat it for breakfast with a little milk and honey. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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A salad with rice, blk beans, salsa, corn, gr. onions, tomatoes, avocado and cilantro- YUM! You can throw in leftover chicken too if you eat it!
 

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I like to eat brown rice with cheese for breakfast or lunch. Just stick chunks of cheese in rice and heat in microwave. Yummy. I think my sister makes still makes it the way we did growing up--on the stove, LOL.
 

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Another vote for fried rice. You can make it with curry or soy sauce and veggies- yum! You can also reheat it and use how ever you would use fresh rice because it should keep its texture.
 

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There was just an episode of Ham on the Street for what to do with leftover rice. It was white rice, but you could do the same.<br><br>
First recipe was a rice salad....cold rice mixed with chopped peppers, onions, etc and drizzled with some olive oil.<br><br>
Next, he made fried rice with the leftover rice salad.<br><br>
Next, was a creamy rissoto.<br><br>
Last, he mixed the rissoto with bread crumbs and made rice patties (burgers) that he browned.<br><br>
Any or all of them could be made with leftover rice!
 

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Wow, what awesome ideas! I am making some turkey-rice soup, because I had the leftover turkey to use up too, but now I wish I had more leftover rice! These ideas all sound yummy. Thanks Mamas! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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