Chinese Leftovers


Ever wonder what to do with leftover chinese food; especially the rice?  Usually Fridays at or house we either eat out or order in.  Last night we had chinese food and we had plenty of leftovers.  Today I was about to prepare a leftover plate when I thought of making something different.  I came up with leftover rice patties.  I took all the rice, chicken (we had bourbon and orange), some veggies, and chopped it all up. Then I placed everything in a bowl. Now depending on how much left over you have, you add some eggs and about a cup of whole wheat bread crumbs.  You want a moist patty not too dry.  You can either bake them or place a little Extra Virgin Olive oil in a skillet and cook them for about 5 to 6 minutes on each side until nice and golden (giving it a crunchy and crisp crust).  I also made a green onion sauce.  Enjoy this with a nice crisp salad.  I think this is a great way to enjoy leftover Chinese food without wasting it.

Green Onion Sauce:

3 Tablespoons of Light Sour cream

1 Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar

1/4 Cup of Chopped Green Onions

Salt & Pepper to taste

1/2 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder (or 1 large glove of garlic minced)

1 Teaspoon of Soy Sauce (optional)

Mix in bowl and use for dipping or placing on top of patties.

Happy Saturday!



5 thoughts on “Chinese Leftovers

  1. This is a fantastic idea! I love taking one meal and turning its leftovers into another meal all its own. I make a lot of Asian food (being part Hawaiian and Filipino) and I always try to make enough to have lots of leftovers. I think I’ll be trying your idea with my next batch. I like your green onion sauce idea, too.

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