Leftover Chinese Food Rice Pudding is a how to make rice pudding with leftover rice. Everyone has leftover steamed rice that comes with Chinese food. So why not make it into rice pudding with cooked rice.
What to do with leftover rice? Using the leftover rice makes this rice pudding recipe so easy to make. You will want to add this to your collection of leftover rice recipes.
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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 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.
Rice Pudding With Cooked Rice
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.”
What To Do With Leftover Rice
She was referring to how much leftover rice we had after the family meal. That was when it came to me, make rice pudding with cooked 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!