How to use leftover food

5 tasty dishes to make from leftover food

Worried about food wastage? Fret no more. We share with you five simple dishes that you can make with leftover food.

We have a habit of cooking surplus food and we often don’t know what to do with the leftovers. Hence, the food goes to waste. Not anymore! Here, we tell you how you can use the leftover food.

These dishes are simple, hardly take any time and you won’t have to eat the same food again. And the best part is, you will not be left feeling guilty for wasting the food you made with so much love. Read on…

Fried Rice

We all would agree that we are never able to consume the entire quantity of rice we make. So, next time when you have leftover rice, make fried rice with them.

In a pan, add oil and sauté chopped onions, carrots and green beans. To this, add schezwan sauce, dark soy sauce, white vinegar, ajinomoto and seasonings as per your taste. Add rice and mix well. And, a new dish is ready.

How to use leftover food
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Maggie ke pakode

Leftover Maggie always goes to waste. Who would eat the dry noodles the next day, right? You can now!

Add a spoonful of all-purpose flour and gram flour in the Maggie. Add vegetables and seasonings as per your choice and mix well to form a dough. Make small balls from it and shallow fry the balls. Maggie ke pakode are ready.

Chicken roll

If you have leftover chicken, you can make a no fuss, no muss roll using it. Just chop the chicken piece. Make an egg paratha, layer it with mint chutney, tomato ketchup or any sauce of your choice. Place the chopped chicken on the top and finish with some sliced onions. A drool-worthy chicken role awaits you.

Paneer bhurji sandwhich

This is the simplest dish you can make from leftover food. Not with just paneer bhurji, you can make this with literally any sabzi. Just take the leftover dish, add in mayonnaise or any other sauce of your choice. Spread the mix in bread slices and toast them. That’s all you need to do.

Mixed vegetables into baked vegetable

Once stored in the refrigerator, the veggies in the mixed vegetables lose their crispiness. Don’t make faces while eating the soggy veggies, make baked vegetable using them.

Start with making a white sauce. For this, sauté all-purpose flour in butter. After that, add hot milk to get a sauce consistency and top it with your favourite seasonings. Put in the vegetables and mix well. Now, put the veggies in a baking and top it with cheese. Bake the dish till the cheese gets golden brown.

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