Wasting food is so not cool in this time and age where many people are going hungry. Homemakers should always be thinking of ways to lessen if not eliminate food wastage. This does not mean however that you will be feeding your family with the same reheated dish for one week on a row. You need to get those creative juices working and come up with delectable food creations out of food leftovers.
Here are three surprising creations you can make from your food leftovers:
Fried Rice Extraordinaire
One of the most common household food leftover is white rice. Fried rice can be done in three easy steps. It can also become an all-in-one food dish containing your favorite meat and vegetable ingredients. Notice the Christmas garnishing shown in the image above.
1. Heat wok in high heat then put in oil.
2. Stir in ingredients as follows: meat. vegetables, egg, leftover white rice
3. Season with salt, soy sauce, or any other preferred seasoning then serve hot.
Old Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup
You really should not take what is seemingly an ordinary-looking bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup for granted. You can use this basic recipe to create your own soup wonder by adding in special ingredients to your liking. First, we need to take care of the leftover chicken in your fridge.
1. Saute celery and onion in butter or margarine in a large stock pot.
2. Add water and bouillon cubes ( although chicken stock saved and frozen from previous cooking is better), leftover chicken, carrots, marjoram, black pepper, bay leaf, and parsley and let simmer for about 30 minutes.
3. Add egg noodles and let simmer for another 10 minutes and serve hot with desired top Â garnishing.
You can make your own version of the delectable Irish potatoes shown above using your leftover mashed potatoes. They can be made sweeter to serve as desserts. In food presentation, you have the choice of putting candied potatoes in paper cups such as the one shown above or artfully piled up in a single serving plate.
1. Mix together about 1/4 cup of mashed potatoes, 1/8 cup of butter or margarine, and 1/8 cup Â of milk then add just enough confectioners’ sugar to make the dough stiff.
2. Form into balls and roll in choco-cinnamon-powdered sugar mixture.
3. Keep chilled until before serving.
Just remember to try anything with your leftovers. You may just get the best culinary surprise of your life.