We’ve all had to deal with it: the dreaded leftover rice.
It’s something we’ve all been through: You make a mere one-and-a-half cups of jasmine rice, and it always leaves you with way more steamed rice than you ever needed, especially when cooking for one. And then the leftover white rice just sits and sits and sits in your fridge until it’s so crispy and tough, you end up throwing it all out. Sure, from time to time you might use it as an opportunity to make a batch of fried rice, but one can only make the same egg fried rice so much.
In an effort to quit wasting food (and stop making the same tired fried rice recipe), we’ve scoured Pinterest and various food blogs and found 18 leftover rice recipes so delicious, you’ll not only make them more than once, but you might also just make it a point to always make extra rice.
A version of this article was originally published in September 2015.