{How To Make} Leftover Chinese Rice Pudding Recipe

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. Serves 4

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Leftover Chinese Food Rice Pudding is made from the leftover steamed rice that comes with Chinese food.

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After she said that, I realized I had it too. In fact, almost everyone in Cleveland has SAD. What is it exactly? Well, it is a depression that’s related to changes in seasons.


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When cold and gloomy outside your depressed. Trust me winter in Cleveland we’re depressed. Lots of grumpy people here and it isn’t because of the Browns football team.


I know I am happier in the warm sunny spring and summer. It is one the reasons I am considering moving to Florida. Yes, I am quite serious about leaving Cleveland when my lease is up on my condo.


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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.



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Leftover Chinese Food Rice Pudding is so easy to make.


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.”


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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.


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Leftover Chinese Food Rice Pudding will be your favorite dessert


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Leftover Chinese Food Rice Pudding Recipe
Yield: 4 Servings

Leftover Chinese Food Rice Pudding Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

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)


  1. Combine cooked rice, milk, sugar and butter in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add raisins and vanilla and cook for 25 minutes until most of the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Mix in lemon zest and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.
  4. Spoon pudding into a serving dish and dust with remaining cinnamon and ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0

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  • Jenna
    January 13, 2017

    This is a great way to use up rice!!!

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 12, 2017

      Thank you!!

  • Michelle
    February 9, 2017

    I live in the northeast and we definitely get SAD up here too. Hope you figure your living situation soon! And maybe the chinese food will be better in Florida too. Glad you posted this because we always have leftover rice whenever we order take out too!

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 12, 2017

      Thank you! It is amazing how the winter blues affects us 🙂 Thank you!!!

  • Lisa Bryan | Downshiftology
    February 9, 2017

    Love the idea of doing something with all that rice (why do they give us so much)? So much better than wasting food!

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 12, 2017

      They do dont they! Thank you!

  • Luci's Morsels
    February 9, 2017

    What a unique and simple way to use left over rice!

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 12, 2017

      Thank you!!!

  • Brian Jones
    February 10, 2017

    What a great idea, such a tasty and simple way of using up cooked rice… I think that rice pudding is such a great, simple and frugal dessert, probably the reason why my Mum cooked it all the time growing up 😉

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 12, 2017

      Thank you so much!! It could be why mum cooked it up 🙂

  • jane
    February 10, 2017

    That is SUCH a great idea! We always have leftover rice 🙂
    Jane x

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 12, 2017

      Your welcome 🙂 Thank you!!! (I always have so much left over!

  • Kim @ Berly's Kitchen
    January 15, 2018

    My husband would love this! Rice pudding is one of his favorites!

    • Deanna
      January 17, 2018

      I love rice pudding myself 🙂 Thank you!

  • Pam
    October 19, 2018

    I thought this recipe was ridiculous and would never work, yet I made it anyway. OMG so easy and so good! I’ve been dumping Chinese steamed white rice in the trash for years when I could have been making pudding! Outstanding recipe I will use over and over again! Love it!

    • Deanna
      October 20, 2018

      Thank you!! My mom inspired this because we were always throwing away the rice, and turned into something we could use 🙂

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