The many creative ways to use your leftovers

I love leftovers, especially leftover meat dishes.  Not only is the meat well cooked, but the gravy has been infused with flavours.  So we do not need to add lots of sauces or flavours when we recreate other dishes, such as noodles or rice dishes, from the leftovers. I also tend to freeze the leftover meat and use it for Kiam Chye Boay later.

Leftovers are amazingly useful and handy, especially when you want to cook something quick and tasty, such as during the school holidays for those quick and tasty snacks. And it is especially useful during the Covid lockdown time, where you want to limit the visit to the grocery shops to a minimal, thus it is good to be more creative with our meal preparations with what’s in the fridge.

There are so many dishes we can create using leftovers; here are some examples.

Fried noodles

Fried Noodles using leftover roast chicken dish

Stir Fry Noodle using leftover ingredients

As you can see, we already have a beautiful gravy from the roast chicken, which we can use for the sauce for the noodles.  Just add some fresh vegetables to this noodle dish – mix and stir fry until the noodles are cooked. Serve hot with chilli sauce.

Recipe for stir fry noodle: https://nyonyalicious.com.au/how-to-make-simple-delicious-and-nutritious-meals-from-your-leftovers/

Kaim Chye Boay – a melting pot of delicious leftovers!!!!!

This is an amazing dish to make use of your leftovers! I would freeze most of the leftover meat dishes, such as roast pork, chicken, pork etc.

Once I have enough to make a pot of Kiam Chye Boay, then I add the necessary ingredients and brew this dish for a few hours.

The end result is worth it! And this dish would allow you to enjoy it for a few meals moving from rice to porridge.

I love this dish, and I believe most people who have ever tried this dish would agree. This is the recipe for this dish https://nyonyalicious.com.au/kiam-chye-boay/

Fish Porridge

This is another amazing pot of comfort food – Fish porridge!

I would use leftover steamed fish and overnight rice, mix the two leftover ingredients together and simmer on the stove or use a pressure cooker. Porridge is such a wonderful comfort food, especially during the cold winter months.

Recipe for fish porridge: https://nyonyalicious.com.au/fish-porridge/

Come and share your leftover dishes with Nyonyalicious!

Sauces and other ingredients you may be interested in

ImageProductDescriptionPriceBuyhf:att:pa_languagehf:att:pa_weight
Five kind of spices over white plates
Five Spice PowderBoy Brand 100g | $5.95 Ingredients: Star Aniseed, rice, cloves, nutmeg, pepper, lemon, cinnamon, coriander, …$3.96$4.76
Black fragrant pepper peas in a stylish wooden mortar
Pepper BlackPowder, cracked and whole Come in 100g, 500g and 1kg Product  of Vietnam$3.60$15.96
Pepper White
Pepper WhiteWhite Pepper 100g pack Product of Malaysia White Pepper 100g whole Product of Vietnam White …$3.40$17.56

Recipe books:

Now & Again: Go-To Recipes, Inspired Menus + Endless Ideas for Reinventing Leftovers by [Julia Turshen, David Loftus]  Cook Once Dinner Fix: Quick and Exciting Ways to Transform Tonight's Dinner into Tomorrow's Feast by [Cassy Joy Garcia] You Have It Made: Delicious, Healthy, Do-Ahead Meals by [Ellie Krieger]