Leftover Chinese Food Rice Pudding is made from the leftover steamed rice that comes with Chinese food. It makes the perfect rice pudding dessert. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.
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Leftover Chinese Rice Pudding
Let me tell you one thing, Chinese food in Cleveland sucks. Everyone I know says that. There is a dish I love that I get back home in Pittsburgh called War Su Gai. It is this lightly breaded chicken breast in a brown sauce with veggies. It is amazing! In Cleveland, the War Su Gai I get here is nothing like that. They have tempura chicken with gravy. It is disgusting.
Anyway, my mom knows that Chinese food sucks in Cleveland. So when I visit her in Pittsburgh, she will order Chinese food at least once while I am there. It is funny, we always have at least 2 boxes of leftover Chinese steamed rice. Even if I get Chinese here in Cleveland. I almost always have at least 1/2 a box of that steamed white rice leftover.
Anyway, at my mom’s place when she said, “what a waste” meaning how much rice we had leftover after the family meal. That was when it came to me, why not take that rice, add some sugar and milk to it to make a pudding. It turned out to be a very good idea.
Leftover Chinese Food Rice Pudding is made from the leftover steamed rice that comes with Chinese food. It makes the perfect rice pudding dessert.
- 3 cups leftover Chinese steamed white rice
- 3 cups milk
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Zest of 1 lemon grated
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon divided
- Combine cooked rice, milk, sugar and butter in a medium saucepan.
- Add raisins and vanilla and cook for 25 minutes until most of the liquid is absorbed.
- Mix in lemon zest and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.
- Spoon pudding into a serving dish and dust with remaining cinnamon and ENJOY!
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