Let’s talk about leftovers….

A couple of nights ago making dinner we were at the end of our Costco sized bag of rice. So we made what was left to free up more space in our pantry. Let’s just say it was a little more than we had anticipated! After finishing up dinner where rice had been only a side dish, I was left with a large pot still full of rice.

The following night we had chicken fried rice, but I wasn’t feeding an army and found myself STILL with leftover rice. I dove into my recipe stash and the only logical solution, a batch of rice pudding!

This recipe is quick and easy, using pre cooked rice on the stove top. Such a comfort food, with its rich taste and creamy texture, had me wondering why I don’t make it more often. Then again, it will be years before we finish the newest bag of Costco rice.

Leftover Rice Pudding

Serving Size:
30 mins


  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups milk (divided)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cups raisins (optional, but I refuse)


  1. Over medium heat in your saucepan combine the rice, 1 1/2 cups of milk and salt.
  2. Cook while stirring occasionally until thick and creamy, about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in the remaining milk, raisins if you dare, beaten egg and sugar.
  4. Stirring constantly, cook for 2 to 3 minutes until egg has set.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.
  6. Enjoy warm or place in the fridge covered to cool.

And that my friends, is how you use up all that extra rice! We’d love to hear your favourite leftover recipes, share with us in the comments!