Asian-inspired ideas for leftover rice + new recipe!


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Recipes

Date:

Friday, October 27, 2017 2:00 PM

Heart of rice 

 

Hey there food-lovers!

This is a guest blog from Asian food experts and educators, Asian Inspirations, who are sharing with us some of their best Asian waste-free cooking ideas. Enjoy!

 

While the environmental impact of food waste has recently captured the attention and concern of many globally, for centuries the concept of “not wasting” has been a key cultural value across Asia.

For instance in Japan, “Mottainai” means to express regret or distaste in resources wasted.

 In Korea, food waste must be disposed of separately to general waste allowing for more effective food disposal.

And in China, using up all ingredients in one pot recipes with all-in-one sauces such as oyster sauce and soy sauce is common practice.

Having a good understanding of the various ways you can use common ingredients can aid us in fighting food waste.

An absolute must in any Asian kitchen is of course rice! But if you’re like most people, you’ve probably ended up with leftover rice at some stage.

Luckily Asian cooking provides loads of ways you can turn leftover rice into a new delicious meal or snack.

Need some inspiration? Try our new Homemade Rice Cracker recipe below - they make perfect lunchbox snacks!

And here are a few more ideas you can find on our recipes page:

 

Homemade Leftover Rice Crackers

 

Homemade rice crackers 

Ingredients

2 cups cooked rice

2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

Sea salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine the cooked rice, rice wine vinegar and salt, mix well.
  2. Place baking paper onto baking tray. Place rice on the baking paper on the tray, and then cover with cling wrap. Flatten rice by rolling out into a thin sheet using a rolling pin. Keep the thin rice sheet between 2 to 5 mm in thickness, according to your preference. Cut into triangles, square, rectangles or into any shapes you like using a cookie cutter or mold.
  3. Place baking tray into the oven and bake at 180 degrees for about 10-15 minutes. Bake them enough to hold together, as over-baking may cause rice cakes to be too chewy. Remove from oven, allow to cool and dehydrate for about an hour.
  4. Deep fry rice crackers in hot oil until rice crackers float to the surface and puffed up.

 

To protect the environment and reduce food wastage in Australia, Asian Inspirations is helping to spread awareness and education by providing innovative Asian approaches to conserve food. 

For more Asian-inspired recipes head to: https://asianinspirations.com.au

notepad

Keep a notepad in the kitchen to jot down items as you run out.

2. Put a pen and pad in your kitchen to write down items you run out of as you go.

Why? No more accidentally doubling up on items at the supermarket and you’ve already started your shopping list!

notepad

Keep a notepad in the kitchen to jot down items as you run out.

2. Put a pen and pad in your kitchen to write down items you run out of as you go.

Why? No more accidentally doubling up on items at the supermarket and you’ve already started your shopping list!

notepad

Keep a notepad in the kitchen to jot down items as you run out.

2. Put a pen and pad in your kitchen to write down items you run out of as you go.

Why? No more accidentally doubling up on items at the supermarket and you’ve already started your shopping list!

notepad

Keep a notepad in the kitchen to jot down items as you run out.

2. Put a pen and pad in your kitchen to write down items you run out of as you go.

Why? No more accidentally doubling up on items at the supermarket and you’ve already started your shopping list!

notepad

Keep a notepad in the kitchen to jot down items as you run out.

2. Put a pen and pad in your kitchen to write down items you run out of as you go.

Why? No more accidentally doubling up on items at the supermarket and you’ve already started your shopping lis

Asian Inspirations

 

Love your food

Each year Victorian households throw out 51,000 tonnes of pre-prepared and home cooked meals.