10 recipes to use up leftover Chinese food

Posted by Sainsbury's on 25 January 2017

Noodle cake

Made oodles of noodles? This cake, brightened up with basil and chilli, is a genius way to use them up. Perfect for lunch boxes, too.

Noodle cake
Via: food52.com

Malaysian laksa

Throw stir-fried veg and rice noodles into this spicy, fragrant soup.

Malaysian laksa
Via: Sainsbury’s

Salad

Toss roast duck, chicken and veg with shredded cabbage, carrot and onion for a super slaw. Also try adding leftover meat to this vivid rainbow salad.

Rainbow salad
Via: gimmesomeoven.com

 

Dumplings

Impressive Chinese-style dumplings are a great vehicle for all sorts of leftovers, from seafood to roast duck and to veg.

Dumplings
Via: Sainsbury’s

Healthy spring rolls

Use stir-fried veggies to fill these surprisingly easy- to -make spring rolls, which are baked rather than fried for a healthier take on the Asian treat.

Healthy spring rolls
Via: Sainsbury's

Egg foo yung

Stir- fried veg, chicken dishes and roast duck all work well in this easy Chinese omelette. Experiment with whatever you have in the fridge for a meal that works equally well at brunch and dinner.

Chinese omelette
Via: Sainsbury’s

Arancini

Usually made with risotto, this clever recipe by Spoon University uses up sticky fried rice and transforms it into these moreish morsels.

Moreish morsels
Shutterstock via: IriGri

Duck carnitas

Use up crispy duck as an alternative taco filling, or make an easier version of these duck carnitas. Start the recipe at step four.

Duck carnitas
Via: Sainsbury’s

Veggie burger

Fried rice gets an impressive makeover when used in this ultimate veggie burger recipe.

Veggie burger
Via: thefirstmess.com 

Second-chance stir fry

Throw fried rice, noodles and veggies in a wok with any leftover sauces for a simple stir fry. A great way to use up any other random bits of veg sitting in the fridge, too.

Stir fry
Via: Sainsbury's

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