I always make too much rice. I KNOW it will puff up and multiply in size and I’ll have plenty, but when I’m loading up the rice cooker, that tiny bit of rice in the bottom just never looks sufficient and invariably, I throw in another scoop just for good measure. And then I have leftover rice. Every time.
Frittatas are my go-to recipe for using up leftovers. I had actually never made one with rice, but didn’t see any reason it wouldn’t work. In this case, my leftover rice was a wild rice/brown rice/other stuff blend (called Royal Blend if you care). I really like it because it’s not boring, lots of great texture and a nutty flavor. It worked beautifully in my frittata, but I think just plain white or brown rice would be fine too. Use whatever you’ve got and you’ll be golden.
Rice & Mushroom Frittata
1 cup cooked rice
3/4 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 jalapeno, finely chopped
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grape tomatoes, halved or quartered
Salt & pepper
Heat a medium size skillet (I use a 10 inch skillet for these usually) over medium heat. Drizzle a bit of olive oil in the pan. Add mushrooms, onions and jalapeno and sauté for a couple of minutes. Add rice and cook one or two minutes more until rice is heated through.
Meanwhile in a bowl, beat eggs with a pinch of salt & pepper. Pour eggs over rice and veggies and swirl around so they are evenly distributed in the pan (no worries if it doesn’t cover the other ingredients completely). Sprinkle with tomatoes and cheese. Cover with a lid and turn down heat to medium low. Cook for 5-10 minutes until top is set and eggs are not runny. Slice into wedges and serve. Serves 3-4.