Showing posts with label Leftover food recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Leftover food recipes. Show all posts

Friday, 14 February 2014

Saucy Fried Rice with Carrot Hearts

Saucy Fried Rice with Carrot Hearts
 Fried rice is very popular at our home due to its easiness to cook.I cook this saucy fried rice more often because it is a great one pot meal which can easily balance the nutrients in it by adjusting the vegetables.And I use leftover rice which makes the fried rice more tasty and also good to reduce food wastage.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Broccoli Rice

Broccoli Rice
Broccoli Rice

This Broccoli rice is perfect for meal box for both adults and kids. Due to the health benefits of this green veggie, I try to include it in different recipes. Broccoli Rice is one of them. I cook broccoli rice more often to pack in meal box. This is a really easy to cook one pot meal. For this recipe, I use 1 cup of broccoli florets together with another cup of mixed vegetables. Therefore, the rice is flavourful with the taste of broccoli. I usually use leftover rice for this rice, so this is a great recipe to minimize the wastage in my kitchen.

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Ratakaju Bath / Peanut Rice

රටකජු බත් Ratakaju Bath
I am back here after few days’ holidays.Hope you all had a great time with family and friends.I had a little break from the blog.So after a holiday, I thought of sharing an easy rice recipe.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Bread Baskets

I found this recipe last Saturday from Recipe Lion & wanted to try it for tea time as an evening snack. It was very easy to prepare & a good way to use some bread slices left from morning.Anyway my recipe is adapted from the original recipe & with some changes in ingredients.

Ingredients (for 6 bread Baskets)

6 slices of bread
Few sliced red bell pepper
Few sliced green bell pepper
Few sliced tomato
Shredded Cheese
Salt pepper to taste

First allow to pre heat oven for 400F.
Remove the edges of the bread.
Apply butter on bread.
Arrange the bread slices on cupcake baking pan. Keep the butter applied side as outside of the basket.
Now there is a space in bread basket.
Fill the baskets with mixed red, green bell pepper & tomato slices. Sprinkle some salt & pepper as per choice.

Top with shredded cheese (Treat the bread basket as a pizza base & use a mix of your choice to fill together with cheese)

Bake in 400F for 15-20 minutes.
Now it is ready to serve.

I used some cupcake cups to serve as it gives some finishing appearence. :)


Sharing with,
Family Fresh Meals
Snacks Mela
HCC-Movie time Snacks started @Rekha

Bake Fest #2 started @Vardhini's
Dish it out-Cheese & Tomato started @ Zesty Palette's
Holiday Baking

Monday, 7 November 2011

Bird Nest (Noodles Fritters)

I found this recipe from Santi’s Kitchen.Last week I had some leftover noodles from previous day & thought of trying this recipe for tea time. The taste was good & it was easy to prepare too.

Here is my recipe.

Ingredients (for 6 fritters)
1 small packet of cooked noodles (or leftover cooked noodles)
1 egg beaten
Salt, pepper & chili powder to taste
Some vegetable or cooked peas to garnish

Preheat oven to 400 F degrees
Beat egg with chili powder, salt & pepper.

Mix cooked noodles & beaten egg together.
Grease a cupcake pan.
Fill cupcake pan with noodles mixture as shown.

Bake in oven for about 25minutes.

Remove all baked fritters on a wire rack.

Garnish with some vegetables.

As I prepared this with some leftover noodles,& also we are spicy lovers,I garnished it with some capcicum.I suggest any kind of cooked peas would be better & will give the idea of a bird nest.

This is so easy to make & good for tea time.
Serve & enjoy!!

Shared with  Bake Fest

Shared with  Melt in your Mouth Monday #38, Tempt my Tummy Tuesday,Fusion Fridays,  
Shared with  Tasty on a Thursday
shared with Food Adventures-Friday

shared with Penny Pinching Party
Linking with Frugal Food Thursday

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Onion & Parsley Soup

From few days I am down with flu. Even I couldn’t go to office on Friday. Luckily we have a long weekend, so I hope I will be able to recover completely by Tuesday (Hopefully). :)
I can say I didn’t cook during past days, but I tried to prepare some soups as me & hubby both are soup lovers.
I had half bunch of parsley in the freezer & now it is time to use it & buy fresh parsley for the next month. This soup is a result of it.
I experimented with parsley & onion. Anyway the taste was so good & I loved it even I didn’t have appetite.

Here is the recipe
Ingredients (2 servings)

1 large onion sliced
1 cup of parsley- chopped
1 cup fresh milk
1 cup water
1 tbspn corn flour
1 tbspn butter
½ cube of a vegetable stock dissolved in ½ cup of water
Salt & pepper to taste

Heat butter in a pan, when it is melted, add sliced onion.
Sauté for about 5-10 minutes in low flame.
Then add chopped parsley & sauté for another 5 minutes.
Slowly add & mix corn flour.
Then add vegetable stock
Mix well.Simmer for about 5 minutes.
Allow to cool down & blend the mixture.
Re-heat the mix adding 1 cup water.
When water starts boiling, add fresh milk.
Stir well & adjust salt & pepper.
Remove from flame & serve hot.

Sharing with Church Supper #17

Shared with Herbs & Flowers-Parsley event started PJ

Soups & Salads Mela

Shared with Recipe of the Week #4 -Soup

Sharing with Winter Carnival

Love your Food- Don't waste it - Roundup

'Love your Food-Don't waste it ' is my first Blog Event.I didn't expect this much participation as it is my first time.Also I did not have much followers at the time I announced it.However I am very happy with all these entries & support by you all.

Before the roundup,please accept this token of appreciation.Please display it in your blog.

Here are the entries I recieved.There is no any order.

Szechwan Noodles from Krithi's Kitchen.

Below are the entries from Sobha of Good Food

Apple Jam is a good way of using some leftover apples

Here is a Vegetable Fried Rice recipe from Sobha

Simple Stir-Fried Rice using Leftover Rice recipe is from Aarthi

Below are the entries from Ridwan's Kitchen

Green Papaya Pineapple cup cakes

Baked Yellow Rice

Hard boiled egg meat loaf

Whole Wheat Orange Loaf  from Square Meals( Gomathi & Aparna),a good way to use leftover oranges.

Here is Banana Custard Pie from Square Meals( Gomathi & Aparna).

AnzzCafe sent us this Chellamani Snack recipe as a method of using leftover idlli batter

Deeksha from Dee's Kitchen sent Gobhi Parantha as a method of using leftover Gobhi Subji

Banana cashew Cake is from Julie of Erivum Puliyum.It is a good recipe to use leftover banana.

Banana Oats Bar -Another healthy entry from Julie of Erivum Puliyum

Rudra of Mom's Corner sent this Cheezy Onion Hot & Roll. Another great recipe.

Vardhini of Zesty Palette sent this tip of Preserving Curry Leaves.A great idea.

Entries from Santi's Kitchen,She has shared many leftover recipes in her facebook page.Below are four entries from her.

Bird Nest (Fritters) is a good idea to use leftover Noodles with some other vegetables.

Fried Rice Ommlette-

Whisk eggs add small amount of water, sea salt, pepper, and transfer non stick pan, add slice tomato,
then I top it with left over rice.    the method of cooking the egg is similar to Crepe. 

Pan cake with leftover batter from Santi's kitchen.
Step by step recipe is given in the picture below.

Here is the recipe:
Cottage Cheese multigrain pancake,
 recipe -2 cup multigrain wheat flour, 1 cup soy milk, 2 eggs, 3tbs canola oil, 3/4 cup cottage cheese, dust of salt, 1tbs vanilla extract, hand mix together serve with fruits or your choice, LEFT OVER BATTER pour on ramekin with fruits and baked 375 F 30 mins or until set

Using leftover Salmon

Recipe - saute onion, garlic, tomato simmer add dice potato, transfer bowl add raisin, bread crumbs, add cold salmon, whisk egg seasoned to taste (be sure the mixture is completely at room temp before adding the egg. take non stick pan small qty of oil both side golden brown, serve with vegetable salad or rice

Bread Upma is  from Sumee's Culinary Bites is a good recipe to use leftover bread.

Cream of Vegetable Soup -from Chef Duminda,An easy way to use leftover vegetables as ingredients

The top contributor for this event is Leftoverrecipes.Please check her blog for many leftover food ideas.

Here are some of the recipes shared to my blog event.Some recipes don't have a photo.Therefore check her blog for the detailed recipe.

Main dish:

Leftover pasta: 
Pasta Casserole-method to use mushroom

Use up tomatoes

Leftover BBQ meat:

Side Dish:
Leftover potatoes:


Leftover coleslaw/cabbage:

Using up tomatoes, cucumbers, and red bell peppers:


Using up fruit:


Here are some entries from me. :)

Seafood Fried rice -to use leftover rice

Vegetarian Burger Bun to use leftover potato

Tofu,Brinjal & Lettuce salad -to use leftover Tofu & Brinjal as ingredients

I want to thank you all for participating with my first blog event.I am really happy with all of your support & hope your support in future events too.

I tried my best to compile all the recipes into this round up & to ebook.BUT if I have missed any or if I have linked wrongly,please let me know.I will correct as soon as possible.

As I told,I compiled all the recipes into an ebook.

Click below link to download it.Please share with your friends or in your blog with others.This will spread the word of 'Dont't waste food'.

If any of you are interested in guest hosting this event monthly with a named leftover ingredient,kindly let me know.

Have a nice weekend!!!