18 Vegan Recipes to Use Up Leftover Rice

September 7, 2018

Round Ups

By: Jasmine Briones 

As you may have already seen from our last two blog posts, Chris and I are starting a “Leftover Series” here on our blog and on our Youtube channel which will essentially be us showing you how to use up common leftovers. We hope that this series will not only help reduce food waste but that it will also help everyone get more bang for their buck and save some money! We have rounded up vegan recipes below from our blog + other awesome vegan blogs for you to get some ideas to use up your leftover rice. Enjoy!

This golden milk rice pudding makes for a perfect healthy dessert or breakfast. Jasmine rice, almond milk + golden milk spices. This rich and creamy rice pudding is the perfect way to use up leftover rice at home! #goldenmilk #leftover #rice #ricepudding #musttry #easy #ayurvedic #healthy #vegan #veganized #sweetsimplevegan #breakfast #snack #dessert

1. Golden Milk Rice Pudding (Easy + Vegan) by Sweet Simple Vegan

This golden milk rice pudding makes for a perfect healthy dessert or breakfast. Cooked rice, almond milk, sweetener + spices. This rich and creamy rice pudding is the perfect way to use up leftover rice at home!

An all vegan egg fried rice that is easy to make, plus is the perfect way to use up any leftover rice you have! It is high in protein, healthy and satisfying, even nonvegans will love it! #vegan #egg #friedrice #highprotein #lunch #dinner #entree #chinese #veganegg #sweetsimplevegan #leftoverrice #howto #foolproof #datenight2. Vegan Egg Fried Rice (Easy + Gluten-free) by Sweet Simple Vegan

An all vegan egg fried rice that is easy to make, ready in less than 30 minutes, plus is the perfect way to use up any leftover rice you have! It is high in protein, healthy and satisfying, even non-vegans will love it!

vegan-tuna-poke-bowl3. Vegan Tuna Poke Bowl by Sarah’s Vegan Guide

Learn how to make some delicious vegan watermelon tuna and serve up your leftover rice as the base of this beautiful bowl!

Vegan bean and rice burger patty4. Better Bean & Beet Burger Patty by Plant Based Recipe

An easy & inexpensive veggie burger loaded with simple ingredients. It is high in protein, filling, oil-free and low in fat!

These vegan burgers are easy to make, require simple ingredients and is jam-packed with plant protein. Plus, they are bursting with flavor and are perfect for your next summer party. #veggie #burger #vegan #easy #veganprotein #plantprotein #vegansummer #summerrecipe #party #vegankids #sweetsimplevegan #lunch #dinner #entree

5. Vegan High-Protein Teriyaki Mushroom Burgers by Sweet Simple Vegan

These vegan burgers are easy to make, require simple ingredients and is jam-packed with plant protein. Plus, they are bursting with flavor and are perfect for your next summer party.

Thai pineapple fried rice in a pineapple shell with another pineapple in the background6. Thai Pineapple Fried Rice by Vegan Heaven

This Thai pineapple fried rice is one of my favorite recipes for busy days! It’s super easy to make, healthy, and so yummy. Plus, it’s SO colorful! Eating this pineapple rice will be like taking a trip to Thailand!

Leftover Rice Fritters / Pakoras / Pakodas Croqueetes7. Leftover Rice Fritters by Cook with Kushi

Leftover Rice Fritters / Pakoras are crispy and crunchy, irresistibly delicious snack prepared in less than 30 minutes. This is one of the best ways to use any leftover cooked rice. The recipe is customizable, vegan and gluten-free.

Vegan Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce are gluten-free and oil-free. These healthy 20 minute tacos are so easy to make and only take one pan! The filling is made with seasoned pinto beans and rice. Then the tacos are topped with a tangy cilantro lime sauce.8. Vegan Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce by Where Do You Get Your Protein?

These are gluten-free and oil-free. These healthy, 20-minute vegan tacos are so easy to make!  The filling is made with seasoned pinto beans and rice. The tacos are then topped with a tangy cilantro-lime sauce, diced onion, and fresh cilantro.

Cuban Rice and Beans | #vegan #glutenfree #contentednesscooking #plantbased #dairyfree
9. Cuban Rice and Beans by Contentedness Cooking

This super easy and ridiculously delicious Cuban Rice and Beans are made with simple ingredients. Always exciting to customize with many add-ons to your taste, and naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Vegan Kimchi Fried Rice (gluten-free) >> Dianne's Vegan Kitchen10. Vegan Kimchi Fried Rice by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen

Loaded with vegetables, this flavorful vegan Kimchi Fried Rice comes together quickly, making it a great option for busy weeknights!

Crispy Rice Balls with Vegan Cheese! This is an easy take on the classic Italian appetizer arancini. The recipe includes a DIY mozzarella which only takes 15 minutes to make. Dip these crispy rice balls into your favourite marinara sauce. Perfect for parties! #itdoesnttastelikechicken11. Crispy Rice Balls with Vegan Cheese by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

This is an easy take on the classic Italian appetizer arancini. The recipe includes a DIY mozzarella which only takes 15 minutes to make. Dip these crispy rice balls into your favorite marinara sauce. Perfect for parties! Gluten-free option as well.

Spicy green rice served on a plate.12. Spicy Green Rice by Craving Veggies

Flavor-boost your rice dishes with this super-simple but super-flavorful spicy green rice sauce. Blends up in minutes and goes great with Mexican and Thai dishes … or when you just need a little tasty carby comfort.

Overhead vegan pesto rice with lemons, cherry tomatoes, basil, cilantro, pine nuts, grilled artichoke hearts, and roasted chickpeas.13. 10-Minute Vegan Pesto Rice by Cadry’s Kitchen

Vegan pesto rice is the perfect weeknight meal. It uses just 10 ingredients & takes about 8 minutes to make. Eat it on its own, as a side dish, or as a base for delicious pesto rice bowls with your favorite toppings!

Easy Vegan Mushroom Risotto14. Easy Vegan Mushroom Risotto (10-Minute Recipe) by V Nutrition and Wellness

This Easy Vegan Mushroom Risotto saves so much time by using pre-cooked rice and creamy hummus.  It’s an easy and healthy meal when you need dinner on the table fast.

Maangai Saadham | Raw Mango Rice15. Maangai Saadham (Raw Mango Rice) by My Cooking Journey

Mover over pineapple fried rice! Get ready for rice taken to a whole new level with mangos! This rice is very easy to make and tastes delicious! It requires simple ingredients and just 30 minutes of your time.

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms (Gluten-Free) on a platter16. Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms (Gluten-free) by Veggie’s Save The Day

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms are filled with rice, fresh spinach, and garlic and topped with vegan cheese. They are a delicious and naturally gluten-free appetizer perfect for all occasions.

Vegan Peanut Butter Fried Rice (GF)17. Vegan Peanut Butter Fried Rice (Gluten-free) by Rhian’s Recipes

This Vegan Peanut Butter Fried Rice is intensely savoury, so satisfying, veggie-packed, and super easy to make.

18. Vegetable Bean Casserole (Gluten-free) by V Nutrition and Wellness

This Vegetable Bean Casserole is creamy and delicious. Filled with brown rice, broccoli, carrots, and celery, you’ll love this hearty meal.

 

We hope that you can try out some of the recipes from this roundup or that will inspire you to get creative with your leftovers and create new recipes in the kitchen!

xo Jasmine & Chris

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  1. GIULIA says:

    lovely and delicious ideas:D

  2. These recipes all prove that rice doesn’t have to be plain and boring! I want to try the peanut butter fried rice and the golden milk rice pudding!

  3. Bhavya says:

    Finally, I’ve found the recipes for basic, restaurant-style Rice Recipes. The key to this recipe is the seasonings you use.

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