No matter if you are cooking rice in a pressure cooker or a pot, we all have those days when we end up overcooking our rice. Since there is no fun in eating your gravy dish with mushy rice, most of us end up tossing it away in the dustbin. Not only you are wasting food, but also you’re keeping yourself from enjoying some scrumptious dishes, you can make using that overdone rice. While there are many dishes you can prepare with the help of mushy rice, we are here with five recipes that can be made very quickly. So, even if you end up with mushy rice, you can at least prepare these, instead of ordering from the outside. 

Curd Rice

Curd Rice

This particular dish is quite popular down south. While it is not much-loved in the north, curd rice can be one great breakfast option. It is soothing, light, and very easy to make. 

Ingredients

  • 2 bowls of leftover rice 
  • 1 cups cold milk 
  • 1 cup of curd 
  • 2 tablespoons of cream 
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil 
  • Salt to taste 
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed 
  • 1 tablespoon chana dal 
  • 1-2 curry leaves 
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

Recipe 

  • In a pan, heat up the leftover rice with a little water.
  • Then add the cold milk, curd, cream, and salt.
  • Place a wok on the stove, add oil and heat it. 
  • Add curry leaves, mustard seeds, chana dal, and fry it till it turns light brown.
  • Add this to the rice mixture and mix well. Sprinkle garam masala, cook for 5 minutes. 

Rice Pudding (Kheer) 

Rice Pudding (Kheer)

One of the most popular porridges in India is easy-to-make kheer that is eaten almost on a daily basis in most households. This is a way quicker recipe of rice pudding that can be prepared when you have a strong sweet tooth craving.

Ingredients

  • 1 bowl of overcooked rice 
  • 2 cup of milk 
  • 1 tablespoon sugar 
  • 2-3 cardamom cloves 

Recipe 

  • In a pot, add milk and boil it for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Then add rice, sugar, crushed cardamom cloves, and dry fruits. 
  • Cover the pot with the lid and cook for another 5 minutes. 

Rice Pakora

Rice Pakora

This is a must-try delicacy that can be consumed during tea time with family. Unlike vegetable pakoras, this fried recipe is light and fluffy. 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups over cooked rice 
  • 2 tablespoon gram flour
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 finely chopped green chillies 
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves 
  • Salt to taste 
  • 3-5 tablespoon oil 

Recipe 

  • Start by making a paste by mashing the rice with hand. 
  • Then mix all the ingredients to the paste. 
  • Place a wok on the stove, add oil and heat it.
  • Make small balls of the mixture and deep fry in medium heat.

Rice Dosa

Rice Dosa

People from all over India love dosa. It is an ideal dish for breakfast and can be made using overcooked rice. 

Ingredients

  • 2-3 bowl over cooked rice 
  • 1 cup of curd 
  • Salt to taste 
  • 2-3 tablespoon oil 
  • 2 finely chopped onions 

Recipe 

  • In a mixer grinder, put all the ingredients and make a fine paste.
  • Add very little water, if the batter is too thick and blend again. 
  • Grease a non-stick tawa with oil.
  • Take a scoop of the batter and spread it out evenly, using a flat bowl in the pan.
  • Cook it on medium heat and 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion.
  • Cook until the dosa turns golden and crisp.

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Rice Uttapam

Rice Uttapam

Uttapam is generally made using sooji and urad dal, but this rice uttapam is yummier. Try it once and you will be willing to eat this on a daily basis.  

Ingredients

  • 2 cup over cooked rice 
  • 1 cup curd 
  • 1 finely chopped onion 
  • 1 finely chopped green chilli 
  • Salt to taste 
  • 2-3 tablespoon oil 

Recipe 

  • In a big bowl, mix together leftover rice and curd, and mash it with your hand to make a paste. 
  • Add all the other ingredients and give it a good stir.
  • Heat a pan and grease it with oil. 
  • Pour 1 scoop of the mixture, and spread it around.
  • After 4-5 minutes, turn over to cook the other side.
  • Keep it on a pan until it is golden brown in colour. 

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