leftovers

Leftover Turkey Ramen

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*I hope you’ll join me in participating in 24 Days of Giving—one simple way each day, from December 1st through the 24th, to do an act of service for someone else. You can get all the details you need here. ——————————————————————————– I hope you had the most amazing Thanksgiving!  I know we did!  Now that […]

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Rice & Olive Salad

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Rice & Olive Salad 4 servings 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1 cup leftover steamed rice (I used Japanese white medium-grain) 1/2 cup Lindsay Large Pitted Black Ripe Olives, halved 1/3 cup pine nuts 1 large Roma tomato, diced 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley For the vinaigrette: 1 1/2 tablespoons olive […]

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Leftover Edamame Dip Sushi + Top Secret Julienne Trick

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I love leftovers. Does that sound strange? Well maybe it is, but I have my reasons! To start with, some of my favorite dishes can be made with leftovers: fried rice, turkey sandwiches, kalua pig tacos, etc. Plus, I love the creative challenge of coming up with fun ways to use up the last bits […]

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Tori Zosui—Japanese Rice & Chicken Porridge

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Tori Zosui—Japanese Rice & Chicken Porridge Makes 2 – 3 servings 2 cups chicken stock 12 — 13 square inches dashi kombu 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1 1/4 — 1 1/2 cups cooked Japanese rice 1/3 — 1/2 pound cooked chicken (skin and bones removed), shredded into thin strips about 1/4-inch wide and […]

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Zakkoku Mai Onigiri—Japanese Mixed Grain Rice Balls

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Inevitably when I make a pot of rice to go along with dinner we don’t eat it all.  More often than not, the rice that is left over isn’t enough to accompany another meal.  So what to do with that little bit of leftover rice?  This conundrum presented itself the other day after we had […]

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