Fried rice with bacon, mushrooms and peas in pan with spoon

Leftover rice recipes

21 Recipes

Make the most of leftover rice with our simple and speedy recipes. Use up this storecupboard staple in salads, one pots and egg-fried rice dishes.

10 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This recipe is great for using up leftovers. Feel free to bung anything in - it's always delicious

30 mins
Easy
68 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Our egg-fried rice recipe with peas, bacon and mushrooms is a great way to use leftovers. Ready in under 15 minutes, it makes a super-speedy one-pan supper

12 mins
Easy
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50 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This thrifty Asian-inspired one pot uses up leftover rice and chicken, plus it contains child-friendly mild spice and plenty of vegetables

15 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A one pot rice dish is a fab way to use up leftovers - this one combines healthy veg and turkey, topped with fried egg

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
88 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Throw together a tasty supper in less than thirty minutes with the Sunday roast leftovers

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
77 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Ideal for busy households, this hearty salad keeps well in the fridge for up to three days, ready to be spooned into a bowl whenever you're peckish

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
7 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Put your leftover Christmas turkey and ham to good use with this super fast egg-fried rice

15 mins
Easy
20 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

John Torode's delicious egg fried rice is dotted with juicy prawns and makes a great addition to a Chinese feast

30 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This speedy Korean dish is super satisfying and a great way to use up leftover cooked rice - it's full of iron too

25 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Spice up your rice with this easy recipe and feel free to mix things up with different veg

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
17 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A quick and healthy recipe suitable for vegetarians

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Have some leftover smoked fish on your hands? Create this light and fresh Asian-style salad with a chilli and sesame dressing

10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
7 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A simple, low-fat, mid-week dish that's perfect when you are rushed for time but need to feed the family

15 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A healthy Asian-inspired dish ideal for an easy dinner. Use the leftovers to make our cold chicken noodle salad for the next day.

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
39 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Make your own takeaway favourite with this Chinese-style rice one pot flavoured with soy and chilli

25 mins
Easy
10 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A make-ahead basmati side dish with mild coconut flavours. Delicious served alongside curries at a party

40 mins
Easy
Vegan
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

There is more to your microwave than reheating leftovers – try this low fat almost-instant meal

7 mins
Easy
29 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Use up leftover chicken in these easy toasted wraps, filled with spiced Mexican-style rice and beans. Swap for ham, beef or pork if you prefer

1 hr
Easy
30 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Whip up a curry in next to no time - perfect for those evenings when you're too tired to be in the kitchen for long

5 mins
Easy
16 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Introduce your kids to Chinese food with this tasty, quick, rice recipe

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Perfect for a Monday night when the last thing you want to do is cook, this rice dish is both filling and healthy

15 mins
Easy
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