Leftover rice prawn and mushroom stir fry is a delicious quick and easy recipe when you're wondering what to do with leftover rice. A healthy leftover rice recipe that serves 2 and takes just 30 minutes!
Hey Folks! I recently posted one of my favourite recipes for using up mashed potato. That was the leftover mashed potato cakes recipe.
I saw that you really liked that particular recipe as there were a lot of page views for it - thanks!
So I thought you might also like my favourite dinner dish for using up any leftover rice you might have.
This leftover rice prawn and mushroom stir fry.
The simple addition of prawns, mushrooms, peas and spring onions to your rice makes this a perfect leftover rice dinner!
This is a great budget recipe too.
Here I'm using budget staples like frozen prawns, frozen peas and mushrooms.
It's also a healthy leftover rice recipe.
That's because prawns can help you have a healthy heart. Like most seafood, they're rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.
I wouldn't mind if this was served up for a date meal it's that good!
In fact if my memory serves me correctly. The first time I served up this recipe was when I was cooking for a date. Long ago in my student days.........
So if you're ever stuck with what to do with leftover rice, this leftover rice prawn and mushroom stir fry dinner is all you need.
You could easily add to it any other vegetables you have to hand too.
Maybe like sweetcorn or broccoli? They both go really well with this stir fry.
Or if you don't fancy leftover rice for dinner. You could also use your leftover rice to make a delicious overnight breakfast!
Your Questions Answered About Leftover Rice
- How long can you keep leftover rice in the fridge? You can keep rice in the fridge for 4 to 6 days, as long as it's stored in a sealed airtight container.
- Can I keep re-heating the rice? No only reheat it once. For instance use it once in this prawn and mushroom stir fry.
- Can I freeze and then re-use leftover rice? Yes but again once the rice is defrosted only reheat it once.
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Other Rice Recipes For You To Try
- Leftover mushroom and rice stir-fry is a delicious, quick and easy mushroom fried rice dish based on the classic authentic Chinese restaurant favourite.
- Spicy rice with peas is a delicious easy to make side. Made all in one pan this 20-minute dish goes great with chicken, fish, or halloumi!
- Turkey rice casserole is just delicious and easy comfort food at its best. A perfectly healthy and wholesome family dinner which you’ll be making again and again!
Leftover Rice Prawn and Mushroom Stir Fry Recipe
At only 435 calories per serving this prawn and mushroom stir fry makes for an excellent quick healthy meal.
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Leftover Rice Prawn and Mushroom Stir Fry Recipe
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- 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 egg beaten
- 75 g sliced mushrooms chestnut
- 100 g frozen peas
- 180 g cooked and peeled prawns*
- 200 g cooked basmati rice
- 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
- 2 chopped spring onions
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- Add one tablespoon vegetable oil to your pan / wok and heat gently. Drop the egg in and stir around in the oil until the egg is lightly scrambled then remove it with a slotted spoon.
- Add the remaining tablespoon oil into your pan /wok, turn up the heat and add the sliced mushrooms, stir fry them for 2 minutes then add the frozen peas and prawns and stir fry together until cooked, about 3 minutes (will take slightly longer if you used frozen prawns).
- Next, add in the cooked rice, soy sauce, spring onions and sesame oi. Toss together and serve.
I love a good stir fry rice, and I normally make it at home as the one you can get when eating out tend to be oily and fatty due to a use of a lot of oil. This rice looks light and healthy. And I certainly love the combo of shrimp, peas, and mushrooms. Delicious!
You are absolutely right there Ben. I notice when I'm eating out and food has been cooked in lot's of oil. It makes it less appealing to me!
Sometimes you can't beat a good healthy hearty home cooked stir fry can you? Especially when you're in control of how much oil it's been cooked in. 🙂
David @ Spiced
Wow, I knew you guys were heading on an African adventure, but this one snuck up on me. I remember when you first announced this one, but still...time flies! In the meantime, though, I'm always looking for fun ways to use leftovers. This stir fry sounds delicious, and I love the mushrooms in there! Yum!
For us David this coming African adventure seems to have taken ages! Still we both can't wait for it to begin.
It's leftover stir fry recipes like this that have meant we could save our pennies for it! Glad you like it. 🙂
Mmm stir fries are the best because they're THE PERFECT WAY to get rid of all the leftovers in the fridge!!! Smart Neil, SMART! I think we are totally on the same page!
Absolutely Gigi. And we can't have any of those leftovers going to waste, can we? 🙂
Shashi at SavorySpin
Such a fantastic recipe for leftover rice, Neil! Though, gosh, am shocked that leftover rice is good for 4-6 days - when I was in college I had rice that was way older with dire consequences that I always blamed on whatever meat was with it.... now I know though!
Thanks Shashi. I'm glad you liked the recipe. And I think we've all been there, where money has been tight as students and we've just eaten whatever we've had leftover in the fridge without thinking about the consequences! 😆