Leftover Rice with Mushrooms

It seems like this always happens. We cook up a yummy dinner (like last nights coconut curry chicken) and we are faced with sooo much leftover rice. This is mostly because our rice-cooker only allows for a minimum of 3 cups of rice… and there is two of us… so the math doesn’t exactly work in our favor. Needless to say, I am always in search of a good way to make use of the the leftovers. Wouldn’t you know it, my friend had a yummy recipe to share!

This was a perfect way to utilize the leftover rice we had in the fridge and it worked as a delicious side for a new recipe I just tried out. This is a must-save recipe that I will definitely use again.

Leftover Rice Dish with Mushrooms

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 container mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder (to taste)
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 3/4 cup broth (vegetarian or chicken)
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional)

  • Heat the oil in a skillet and add the onions and garlic; saute for a few minutes. Add the mushrooms and saute.
  • Add in the cumin, coriander, and chili powder and cook for one minute.
  • Add in the rice and cook for about 5 minutes stirring to coat with the spices.
  • Add in the broth and cook for an additional 5 minutes (this may take longer if the rice was in the fridge).
  • Add salt to taste and garnish with freshly chopped cilantro or your favorite main dish.