Leftover rice sounds like a pretty boring meal, but it doesn't have to be. There are plenty of creative ways to dress it up, and next time you have a batch of it, try turning it into ochazuke.
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Photo by Rudy Riet. If you have some leftover rice in danger of going stale, here's a simple and delicious way to use it up. All you need is some milk and sugar.
As Epicurious explains, ochazuke is a Japanese snack made of rice; green tea; and a few garnishes like salmon, sesame seeds, or scallions. Heat up your leftover rice just until warm, pour in the tea, then add your ingredients. Epicurious explains:
Instead of green tea, try vegetable or chicken broth, or dashi, for a quick take on chicken-and-rice soup. Stir leftover pickled or roasted vegetables; shredded roasted meats, poached fish, and/or steamed Asian greens into your rice. For a more refined version, try scallops and salmon roe.
It's a simple, flexible dish you can make with almost anything (hard boiled eggs sound great to me). For more detail, head to the link below.
Turn Leftover Rice Into This Delicious Japanese Dish [Epicurious]