Chinese Leftovers

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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!

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Jean says:

    Good idea. But honest, I don’t go to great lengths for leftover Chinese food. It’s not take-out for me…it’s about 60% of my home made cuisine. 🙂 I’ll be doing stir fried butternut squash tonight. Yum.

    http://cyclewriteblog.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/butternut-squash-chic-carrying-on-stir-fried-memories/

    With leftover fried rice, I just microwave it again. Yea, I’m dull.

  2. 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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