We’ve all been there: you cook rice for a simple weeknight dinner, you end up eating about half of it, and then you throw the extra into tupperware and stick it in the refrigerator. When you take it out of the fridge the following day, you’re met with a dried-out chunk of starch that could use some revitalizing.
Fortunately, there’s a world of recipes that could put those leftovers to good use, whether that’s some of our favorite Southeast Asian recipes or Italian recipes. Ready your best frying pans and soup pots. From chile-laced Indonesian fried rice to creamy Venetian rice fritters, these dishes will turn that cold block of rice into something wonderful.