There is always a bowl of rice that is left from last night’s dinner or lunch. And we do wonder how we can put the leftover rice to use. It could be any snack or any main course which involves minimum effort and sorts your hunger pangs in just 10-minutes! Say what? All you need is some leftover rice, some veggies, paneer and ChefBoss. The restaurant-like flavours get ready to gobble up in a span of minutes! Isn’t it amazing?

Here are some awesome and delicious recipes that you can cook with the leftover boiled rice in just 5-minutes.

1. Veggie Fried Rice

Nobody says no to fried rice! That’s the most-loved delicacy because it goes well with Veg Manchurian, chilly paneer or just with a red chilli sauce. And believe it or not, the veggie fried rice can be cooked in just 5-minutes.


How to give a delicious twist to leftover rice

Here’s the quick recipe…heat 2 1tbsp of oil in a kadhai. Add diced onions, bell peppers, carrots, American corn kernels, and chopped paneer to the kadhai. Lightly toss the veggies for 2 minutes on a medium flame. Pour 2-3 tbsps of ChefBoss All-purpose Chinese sauce into it and give it a good stir. Now, add the boiled rice to the sautéed veggies. Toss it well on a medium flame for about 2 minutes. Switch the flame off. Garnish the rice with chopped spring onions. Serve it hot with vegetable Manchurian or chilly paneer.

2. Paneer Butter Masala Rice

Paneer butter masala cooked with rice? Sounds delicious, right? How about cooking the same recipe with leftover rice in just a few minutes…? let’s begin.


How to give a delicious twist to leftover rice

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a kadhai, and add 4-6 paneer cubes. Sauté it for 2-3 minutes on a medium flame until the paneer cubes turn golden brown. Now, pour the entire pack of ChefBoss Makhani Gravy and 50ml of water into it. Allow the gravy to cook for another 2 minutes on a medium flame. When the gravy gets cooked and thickens, add the boiled leftover rice and mix it properly. Cover the lid and allow it to cook for 3-minutes on a low flame. Now, switch the flame off. Top the rice with finely chopped coriander and mint leaves. Serve it hot with a bowl of raita or diced onions. 

3. Hyderabadi Veg Biryani

Now, this one’s the easiest of all the rice recipes. Restaurant-style, authentic veg Hyderabadi Biryani in just 10 minutes. So, let’s go!


How to give a delicious twist to leftover rice

In a kadhai, heat 1 tbsp of oil. Add chopped beans, carrots, peas, bell peppers and fried paneer cubes. Sauté it for about 2 minutes on a medium flame. When the veggies are sautéed, pour 4-5 tbsps of ChefBoss Hyderabadi Biryani Paste and 50ml water into it. Allow the veggies to cook in the gravy for 2 minutes on a medium flame. When the gravy gets a good consistency, add the boiled rice to it. Top it with mint leaves, slit green chillies and coriander leaves. Cover it with the lid and dum it for 2 minutes on a low flame. Turn the flame off. Mix the rice properly using a spatula. Serve it hot with a bowl of raita or Mirchi salan.

Read the detailed recipe: Hyderabadi Veg Biryani in 15 minutes

Did you ever imagine that the leftover rice that you used to give a basic jeera tadka and pair it with your main course dishes can also be transformed in the ways we have mentioned above? If not, then these recipes are something you should give a sure shot! Just no extra effort is involved and relishing fried rice, paneer butter masala rice and Hyderabadi Veg Biryani can get ready in a few minutes…without creating any kitchen mess and the restaurant-like taste. So, put on your chef’s hat and proudly say #IAmChefBoss!