Can’t face the same meal the next day? With a little know-how, many common leftovers can be transformed into entirely new dishes.
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Tip 1: Fry up rice with an egg, veggies, ginger and garlic
Fried rice is THE classic leftover meal, specifically because day-old rice is ideal for getting that tasty, savoury crunch. Just remember, always make sure to refrigerate your leftover freshly-cooked rice within two hours for food safety.
Tip 2: Whip up a chili from leftover pasta sauce
Take your leftovers from Italy to Mexico when you add a tin of drained beans, a half teaspoon of chili powder and a couple of teaspoons of cumin powder to leftover tomato or bolognese pasta sauce. Serve over rice with a handful of grated cheese or a sprinkling of vegan yeast flakes.
Tip 3: Turn cooked meat and vegetables into a frittata
Ideal for the day after the Sunday roast. Chop up cooked meat and slice any leftover vegetables. Coat these ingredients with beaten egg, season well and then pour the mixture into a heavy, oiled and pre-heated frying pan. Cook over a low-to-medium heat until the base has set, then chuck under a medium grill to finish cooking through and brown the top. Serve with a salad or some chips.