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  1. #1
    Steve Freides Guest

    Default What to do with leftover white rice

    We had leftover, Chinese-restaurant supplied, 4-day old white rice in
    the cardboard container it came in in the 'frig when I looked in there
    today. My 18-year-old was home sick, and asked for a hot lunch.

    Wok, or in my case, wok-style-shaped-sorta frying pan, add olive oil,
    deli ham cut into small pieces, a frozen crushed garlic cube, onion
    powder, and black pepper, and cook on high heat, stirring often, getting
    the ham pieces just a bit brown and crunchy.

    Turn down heat to medium, add more olive oil, leftover rice, more onion
    powder, more black pepper, and a soy-sauce-like thing - I used Bragg's
    Liquid Aminos. Stir often, add soy sauce until it tastes right. Voila,
    homemade pork fried rice.

    My son ate the whole bowl, so it must not have been too bad.

    -S-



  2. #2
    Aussie Guest

    Default Re: What to do with leftover white rice

    "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote in news:8gv5jfFeidU1
    @mid.individual.net:

    > We had leftover, Chinese-restaurant supplied, 4-day old white rice in
    > the cardboard container it came in in the 'frig when I looked in there
    > today. My 18-year-old was home sick, and asked for a hot lunch.
    >
    > Wok, or in my case, wok-style-shaped-sorta frying pan, add olive oil,
    > deli ham cut into small pieces, a frozen crushed garlic cube, onion
    > powder, and black pepper, and cook on high heat, stirring often, getting
    > the ham pieces just a bit brown and crunchy.
    >
    > Turn down heat to medium, add more olive oil, leftover rice, more onion
    > powder, more black pepper, and a soy-sauce-like thing - I used Bragg's
    > Liquid Aminos. Stir often, add soy sauce until it tastes right. Voila,
    > homemade pork fried rice.
    >
    > My son ate the whole bowl, so it must not have been too bad.
    >
    > -S-
    >
    >
    >



    Whenever we have fried rice coming up on the menu, I *always* cook the
    rice, then lay it out on a tray covered with paper towel, and put it in
    the fridge to dry out for about 3 days.

    I can't stand gluggy wet fried rice!!


    --
    Peter Lucas
    Hobart
    Tasmania

    The act of feeding someone is an act of beauty,
    whether it's a full Sunday roast or a jam sandwich,
    but only when done with love.

  3. #3
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: What to do with leftover white rice

    "Steve Freides" wrote:
    >
    >> We had leftover, Chinese-restaurant supplied, 4-day old white rice in
    >> the cardboard container it came in in the 'frig when I looked in there
    >> today. My 18-year-old was home sick, and asked for a hot lunch.
    >>
    >> Wok, or in my case, wok-style-shaped-sorta frying pan, add olive oil,
    >> deli ham cut into small pieces, a frozen crushed garlic cube, onion
    >> powder, and black pepper, and cook on high heat, stirring often, getting
    >> the ham pieces just a bit brown and crunchy.
    >>
    >> Turn down heat to medium, add more olive oil, leftover rice, more onion
    >> powder, more black pepper, and a soy-sauce-like thing - I used Bragg's
    >> Liquid Aminos. Stir often, add soy sauce until it tastes right. Voila,
    >> homemade pork fried rice.


    Not worth the trouble... poke fly lice from the same joint where you
    got the LO white rice is pretty cheap and much more authentic than
    your concoction, certainly a lot less labor, and if you consider all
    the ingredients you added yours cost near as much, and you had to cook
    it and clean up. My four day old LO white rice gets tossed outdoors
    for the critters... actually mine never sees inside my fridge, after
    the meal the LO white rice goes directly outside, because a very long
    time ago I learned that odds are it would sit in the fridge till it
    composts. I'm sure Stan eats his cold the next morning with Heinz red



  4. #4
    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: What to do with leftover white rice

    Brooklyn1 wrote:
    > "Steve Freides" wrote:
    >>
    >>> We had leftover, Chinese-restaurant supplied, 4-day old white rice
    >>> in the cardboard container it came in in the 'frig when I looked in
    >>> there today. My 18-year-old was home sick, and asked for a hot
    >>> lunch.
    >>>
    >>> Wok, or in my case, wok-style-shaped-sorta frying pan, add olive
    >>> oil, deli ham cut into small pieces, a frozen crushed garlic cube,
    >>> onion powder, and black pepper, and cook on high heat, stirring
    >>> often, getting the ham pieces just a bit brown and crunchy.
    >>>
    >>> Turn down heat to medium, add more olive oil, leftover rice, more
    >>> onion powder, more black pepper, and a soy-sauce-like thing - I
    >>> used Bragg's Liquid Aminos. Stir often, add soy sauce until it
    >>> tastes right. Voila, homemade pork fried rice.

    >
    > Not worth the trouble... poke fly lice from the same joint where you
    > got the LO white rice is pretty cheap and much more authentic than
    > your concoction, certainly a lot less labor, and if you consider all
    > the ingredients you added yours cost near as much, and you had to cook
    > it and clean up. My four day old LO white rice gets tossed outdoors
    > for the critters... actually mine never sees inside my fridge, after
    > the meal the LO white rice goes directly outside, because a very long
    > time ago I learned that odds are it would sit in the fridge till it
    > composts. I'm sure Stan eats his cold the next morning with Heinz red


    Mine took five minutes to make, and I didn't have to get in the car to
    get it, nor do I think it costs anywhere near what it would have cost
    from the restaurant - I put maybe 4 slices of ham into it, figure that's
    maybe $1 or 2 worth.

    Authentic? Who cares - mine tasted good. I did have to cook and clean
    up, I agree. Cleaning out the frying pan took maybe another minute, and
    the dishwasher handled everything else.

    I hate to throw away food - just rubs me the wrong way when I know that
    millions of people go to bed hungry every night. I figure the least I
    can do is find a way to use it if at all possible.

    -S-



  5. #5
    Airport Shuttle Guest

    Default Re: What to do with leftover white rice


    Add little milk sugar all is good.


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    Airport Shuttle

    '' (http://www.yourcityride.com)
    Message origin: TRAVEL.com


  6. #6
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: What to do with leftover white rice

    Steve wrote on Tue, 5 Oct 2010 09:42:30 -0400:

    > Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >> "Steve Freides" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> We had leftover, Chinese-restaurant supplied, 4-day old
    >>>> white rice in the cardboard container it came in in the
    >>>> 'frig when I looked in there today. My 18-year-old was
    >>>> home sick, and asked for a hot lunch.
    >>>>
    >>>> Wok, or in my case, wok-style-shaped-sorta frying pan, add olive
    >>>> oil, deli ham cut into small pieces, a frozen crushed
    >>>> garlic cube, onion powder, and black pepper, and cook on
    >>>> high heat, stirring often, getting the ham pieces just a
    >>>> bit brown and crunchy.
    >>>>
    >>>> Turn down heat to medium, add more olive oil, leftover
    >>>> rice, more onion powder, more black pepper, and a
    >>>> soy-sauce-like thing - I used Bragg's Liquid Aminos. Stir often,
    >>>> add soy sauce until it tastes right. Voila,
    >>>> homemade pork fried rice.


    May I ask a probably OT question? Bragg's Liquid Aminos was mentioned
    and I wonder why anyone would have it around? I've seen it in Fresh
    Fields and our local foood-nut coop but I can't see any advantage over
    regular soy sauce (shoyu), of which I keep 4 varieties: regular,
    light-colored, black and thin. I even have Ponzu (soy sauce with citrus
    juice).


    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


  7. #7
    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: What to do with leftover white rice

    James Silverton wrote:
    > Steve wrote on Tue, 5 Oct 2010 09:42:30 -0400:
    >
    >> Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >>> "Steve Freides" wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> We had leftover, Chinese-restaurant supplied, 4-day old
    >>>>> white rice in the cardboard container it came in in the
    >>>>> 'frig when I looked in there today. My 18-year-old was
    >>>>> home sick, and asked for a hot lunch.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Wok, or in my case, wok-style-shaped-sorta frying pan, add olive
    >>>>> oil, deli ham cut into small pieces, a frozen crushed
    >>>>> garlic cube, onion powder, and black pepper, and cook on
    >>>>> high heat, stirring often, getting the ham pieces just a
    >>>>> bit brown and crunchy.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Turn down heat to medium, add more olive oil, leftover
    >>>>> rice, more onion powder, more black pepper, and a
    >>>>> soy-sauce-like thing - I used Bragg's Liquid Aminos. Stir often,
    >>>>> add soy sauce until it tastes right. Voila,
    >>>>> homemade pork fried rice.

    >
    > May I ask a probably OT question? Bragg's Liquid Aminos was mentioned
    > and I wonder why anyone would have it around? I've seen it in Fresh
    > Fields and our local foood-nut coop but I can't see any advantage over
    > regular soy sauce (shoyu), of which I keep 4 varieties: regular,
    > light-colored, black and thin. I even have Ponzu (soy sauce with
    > citrus juice).


    I couldn't really tell you - it's what we've used for soy sauce for a
    long time, either that or Dr. Bronner's - I think we started with the
    latter close to 30 years ago. Maybe it's got less salt? I really don't
    know, but somewhere along the way, we either decided it tasted better,
    was better for us, or both.

    Certainly not OT, either.

    -S-



  8. #8
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: What to do with leftover white rice

    On Tue, 5 Oct 2010 10:32:31 -0400, James Silverton wrote:

    > Steve wrote on Tue, 5 Oct 2010 09:42:30 -0400:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Turn down heat to medium, add more olive oil, leftover
    >>>>> rice, more onion powder, more black pepper, and a
    >>>>> soy-sauce-like thing - I used Bragg's Liquid Aminos. Stir often,
    >>>>> add soy sauce until it tastes right. Voila,
    >>>>> homemade pork fried rice.

    >
    > May I ask a probably OT question? Bragg's Liquid Aminos was mentioned
    > and I wonder why anyone would have it around? I've seen it in Fresh
    > Fields and our local foood-nut coop but I can't see any advantage over
    > regular soy sauce (shoyu), of which I keep 4 varieties: regular,
    > light-colored, black and thin. I even have Ponzu (soy sauce with citrus
    > juice).


    it's touted as 'healthier':

    Ingredients: Our Bragg Liquid Aminos are made from health-giving, NON-GMO
    soybeans and purified water. They are an excellent, healthy, gourmet
    replacement for Tamari and Soy Sauce. Not fermented or heated and
    Gluten-Free.

    Bragg's has a small amount of naturally occurring sodium. No table salt is
    added. If less sodium is desired use a 6 oz. Bragg's spray bottle and
    dilute with 1/3 distilled water or to taste and then either add in or spray
    on food.

    Bragg Liquid Aminos contains:

    * no chemicals
    * no artificial coloring
    * no alcohol
    * no preservatives
    * no Gluten
    * Certified NON-GMO

    <http://bragg.com/products/bragg-liquid-aminos-soy-alternative.html>

    ....but i'd take that with a grain of, um, salt. doesn't sound much
    different from genuine soy, with the possible exception of 'purified' water
    and non-GMO beans. personally, i don't see fermentation as a bad thing.

    the bottle looks kinda spiffy, though:

    <http://www.fruitsandroots.co.za/products/braggs-liquid-amino>

    your pal,
    blake

    your pal,
    blake

  9. #9
    Roy Guest

    Default Re: What to do with leftover white rice

    On Oct 5, 8:28*am, Airport Shuttle <Airport.Shuttle.4id...@no-
    mx.forums.travel.com> wrote:
    > Add little milk sugar all is good.
    >
    > --
    > Airport Shuttle
    >
    > '' (http://www.yourcityride.com)
    > Message origin: TRAVEL.com


    ==
    Better yet...left-over white rice, a dash of salt, some heavy cream,
    sugar and cinnamon, mix and serve either cold or warmed. Delicious
    rice pudding. Yummy.
    ==

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    JL Guest

    Default Re: What to do with leftover white rice



    Steve Freides wrote:
    > I hate to throw away food - just rubs me the wrong way when I know that
    > millions of people go to bed hungry every night. I figure the least I
    > can do is find a way to use it if at all possible.
    >
    > -S-
    >
    >


    I always make enough rice to have left overs for breakfast the next day.

    And the few times a year i might have Chinese take out at home there's
    never any "left overs" to be concerned about. Now LO pizza? that
    another story altogether

    --

    Mr. Joseph Paul Littleshoes Esq.

    Domine, dirige nos.

    Let the games begin!
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  11. #11
    Ema Nymton Guest

    Default Re: What to do with leftover white rice

    On 10/5/2010 9:28 AM, Airport Shuttle wrote:
    > Add little milk sugar all is good.


    You could add beaten eggs to the milk and sugar and have rice pudding. :-)

    Becca

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    Doug Freyburger Guest

    Default Re: What to do with leftover white rice

    Steve Freides wrote:
    >
    > We had leftover, Chinese-restaurant supplied, 4-day old white rice in
    > the cardboard container it came in in the 'frig when I looked in there
    > today.


    My MIL used to make breakfast porridge from leftover rice. Even less
    flavor than homminy grits, but like grits all of the flavor is what you
    put in it and the starch is a base. With cream and/or butter it's not
    that different from oatmeal, grits or other hot cereal.

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    J. Clarke Guest

    Default Re: What to do with leftover white rice

    In article <836bcab5-7e7e-4a05-b0fc-
    [email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >
    > On Oct 5, 8:28*am, Airport Shuttle <Airport.Shuttle.4id...@no-
    > mx.forums.travel.com> wrote:
    > > Add little milk sugar all is good.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Airport Shuttle
    > >
    > > '' (http://www.yourcityride.com)
    > > Message origin: TRAVEL.com

    >
    > ==
    > Better yet...left-over white rice, a dash of salt, some heavy cream,
    > sugar and cinnamon, mix and serve either cold or warmed. Delicious
    > rice pudding. Yummy.
    > ==


    I generally heat up some olive oil, throw in the rice, some frozen
    onion, some mixed vegetables, some crumbled up Jimmy Dean hot sausage,
    and some Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning, and when it's just about
    done, toss in an egg and scramble in the pan. Voila--breakfast.



  14. #14
    Whirled Peas Guest

    Default Re: What to do with leftover white rice

    On 10/05/2010 11:53 AM, Doug Freyburger wrote:
    >>
    >> We had leftover, Chinese-restaurant supplied, 4-day old white rice in
    >> the cardboard container it came in in the 'frig when I looked in there
    >> today.


    Huevos Sucios
    (Dirty Eggs)

    Ingredients:
    1/2 cup leftover cooked rice, heated to serving temperature
    1 or 2 eggs, cooked any style
    4 tsp. mole sauce
    tortillas, warmed
    black beans, heated (optional)

    Directions:
    Make mole. Heat rice, if necessary. Cook eggs.

    Make a bed of cooked rice. Place eggs on top. Cover completely with mole
    sauce.

    Serve with a side of black beans and warm tortillas.

  15. #15
    Aussie Guest

    Default Re: What to do with leftover white rice

    JL <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:

    >
    >
    > Steve Freides wrote:
    >> I hate to throw away food - just rubs me the wrong way when I know that
    >> millions of people go to bed hungry every night. I figure the least I
    >> can do is find a way to use it if at all possible.
    >>
    >> -S-
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I always make enough rice to have left overs for breakfast the next day.
    >
    > And the few times a year i might have Chinese take out at home there's
    > never any "left overs" to be concerned about. Now LO pizza? that
    > another story altogether
    >




    That's because *everyone* always orders way too much pizza!!

    We haven't had takeaway pizza for quite some time, but when we used to, we'd
    order a pizza that was usually 3 times too much for both of us, and that way
    I'd have a supply of eesy-peesy breakfast in the fridge :-)

    --
    Peter Lucas
    Hobart
    Tasmania

    The act of feeding someone is an act of beauty,
    whether it's a full Sunday roast or a jam sandwich,
    but only when done with love.

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    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: What to do with leftover white rice

    "Roy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...

    > Better yet...left-over white rice, a dash of salt, some heavy cream,
    > sugar and cinnamon, mix and serve either cold or warmed. Delicious
    > rice pudding. Yummy


    That's what my ex-husband used to do with leftover rice. I never tried it.
    I like it savory, not sweet. He enjoyed it.
    >


  17. #17
    Lyndon Watson Guest

    Default Re: What to do with leftover white rice

    On Oct 6, 8:02*am, "J. Clarke" <jclarkeuse...@cox.net> wrote:
    > I generally heat up some olive oil, throw in the rice, some frozen
    > onion, some mixed vegetables, some crumbled up Jimmy Dean hot sausage,
    > and some Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning, and when it's just about
    > done, toss in an egg and scramble in the pan. *Voila--breakfast.


    Or do it the lazy way - buy some Dutch nasi goreng mixture (I like
    Conimex) and a leek and whatever stir-fry vegetables and meat you
    like, make up a nasi goreng according to the instructions, add Tabasco
    sauce/sambal olek/the paintstripper of your choice, and enjoy.

    LW

  18. #18
    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: What to do with leftover white rice

    J. Clarke wrote:
    > In article <836bcab5-7e7e-4a05-b0fc-
    > 8bca8005654f@h37g2000pro.googlegroups.c[email protected]>, [email protected]
    > says...
    >>
    >> On Oct 5, 8:28 am, Airport Shuttle <Airport.Shuttle.4id...@no-
    >> mx.forums.travel.com> wrote:
    >>> Add little milk sugar all is good.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Airport Shuttle
    >>>
    >>> '' (http://www.yourcityride.com)
    >>> Message origin: TRAVEL.com

    >>
    >> ==
    >> Better yet...left-over white rice, a dash of salt, some heavy cream,
    >> sugar and cinnamon, mix and serve either cold or warmed. Delicious
    >> rice pudding. Yummy.
    >> ==

    >
    > I generally heat up some olive oil, throw in the rice, some frozen
    > onion, some mixed vegetables, some crumbled up Jimmy Dean hot sausage,
    > and some Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning, and when it's just about
    > done, toss in an egg and scramble in the pan. Voila--breakfast.


    That's basically the same approach I took, I think - a bit of meat, a
    bit of seasoning, and you're good to go. I've done it with the egg
    before and liked that, just forgot about that this time.

    -S-



  19. #19
    Gorio Guest

    Default Re: What to do with leftover white rice


    Whirled Peas;1534809 Wrote:
    > On 10/05/2010 11:53 AM, Doug Freyburger wrote:--
    >
    > We had leftover, Chinese-restaurant supplied, 4-day old white rice in
    > the cardboard container it came in in the 'frig when I looked in there
    > today.--
    >
    > Huevos Sucios
    > (Dirty Eggs)
    >
    > Ingredients:
    > 1/2 cup leftover cooked rice, heated to serving temperature
    > 1 or 2 eggs, cooked any style
    > 4 tsp. mole sauce
    > tortillas, warmed
    > black beans, heated (optional)
    >
    > Directions:
    > Make mole. Heat rice, if necessary. Cook eggs.
    >
    > Make a bed of cooked rice. Place eggs on top. Cover completely with mole
    >
    > sauce.
    >
    > Serve with a side of black beans and warm tortillas.



    Yes!! Too many gringos haven't yet discovered the beauty that is rice
    with eggs.

    I also do some variations of this (thai sweet chili sauce, and the
    like). Rice sups up egg yolk nicely.

    I prefer not to throw away food, either. If you're wealthy and have no
    kids, I guess. But, those of us who have been raised not to waste food
    and are living on budgets (and don't see animals as equal to humans)
    have to consume it while it's good.

    I just hate unspiced white rice. I always perfer rice to be infused with
    some flavors.




    --
    Gorio

  20. #20
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: What to do with leftover white rice

    On Wed 06 Oct 2010 06:38:25a, Gorio told us...

    >
    > Whirled Peas;1534809 Wrote:
    >> On 10/05/2010 11:53 AM, Doug Freyburger wrote:--
    >>
    >> We had leftover, Chinese-restaurant supplied, 4-day old white
    >> rice in the cardboard container it came in in the 'frig when I
    >> looked in there today.--
    >>
    >> Huevos Sucios
    >> (Dirty Eggs)
    >>
    >> Ingredients:
    >> 1/2 cup leftover cooked rice, heated to serving temperature
    >> 1 or 2 eggs, cooked any style
    >> 4 tsp. mole sauce
    >> tortillas, warmed
    >> black beans, heated (optional)
    >>
    >> Directions:
    >> Make mole. Heat rice, if necessary. Cook eggs.
    >>
    >> Make a bed of cooked rice. Place eggs on top. Cover completely
    >> with mole
    >>
    >> sauce.
    >>
    >> Serve with a side of black beans and warm tortillas.

    >
    >
    > Yes!! Too many gringos haven't yet discovered the beauty that is
    > rice with eggs.
    >
    > I also do some variations of this (thai sweet chili sauce, and the
    > like). Rice sups up egg yolk nicely.
    >
    > I prefer not to throw away food, either. If you're wealthy and
    > have no kids, I guess. But, those of us who have been raised not
    > to waste food and are living on budgets (and don't see animals as
    > equal to humans) have to consume it while it's good.
    >
    > I just hate unspiced white rice. I always perfer rice to be
    > infused with some flavors.


    Plain white rice is pretty bland, but I do like it if I have some
    well-seasoned brown gravy to spoon over it.

    --

    ~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~

    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


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