|Potluck Fried Rice|
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Rice is a common food here in Hawaii and around the world. One of the best things to do with leftover rice is to make fried rice. Actually rice is better in fried rice when it sits in the fridge overnight. It dries out so that each grain of rice separates, as if opening its arms and saying "OK, bring on the rest of the ingredients", in this case, more leftovers. Add leftover chicken, shrimp, or pork. Then throw in some fresh broccoli, or frozen peas, even chopped Napa cabbage to lighten up the dish. Sprinkle on some soy sauce, mix together and top with thinly sliced scrambled egg and sesame seeds... Easy! Here's another fried rice recipe for "Potluck Fried Rice".
Jook with Salted Duck Eggs
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Meatloaf, one of my favorite leftovers. I usually make three times more meatloaf (recipe) than I can eat so that I can make meatloaf sandwiches and meat sauce for pasta. Believe me my friends, my meat sauce is a good thing! Simply crumble the meatloaf and add my "Mamma Mia" Marinara Sauce. After the sauce has cooked for about 30 minutes, I decant it in plastic ice-cream containers and freeze it until I am ready to use it.
Turkey in my house is enjoyed year round, not just on Thanksgiving. Turkey leftovers are a favorite of mine. Everybody enjoys turkey sandwiches, but how about turkey-stuffed cabbage leaves, creamy turkey- pasta casserole, turkey salad platter cobb-style. All of these recipes can be found here.
Pork is also a favorite here in Hawaii. I like to use wontons for leftover ground pork in a pork wonton soup, or steamed shrimp & pork shumai. You can get these recipes here.
Want a delicious dessert to go with your leftover wontons? Try my Chocolate-Banana fried wontons, dusted with confectioners sugar (recipe).