Fried Rice Hash: The Great Leftover Makeover

Here is a recipe that gets made quite frequently at our house.  When the little dishes of leftovers threaten to take over the fridge they soon become a hearty farmhouse meal.  I can never duplicate this recipe twice.  It is always tweaked according to what we have for leftovers.  The spices usually remain fairly consistent though.

I usually make this on the stove, but if I know I will be distracted I will saute the onions then mix everything together and put it in the oven so it doesn't burn.


I always add a lot more onions that a recipe calls for because we just love them.  If I don't have enough leftover veggies I add a jar of my home canned carrots or corn.

I serve this meal with homegrown sprouts and lacto-fermented sauerkraut.

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Fried Rice Hash
A great recipe for using up all those leftovers. I sometimes substitute the rice with quinoa. I also add more butter if it becomes a little dry. If you prefer not to use so much butter you can use chicken broth to add a little moisture.
  • 2 cups Rice, cooked
  • 1/4 cup Butter, grass-fed
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups Onions
  • 2 cups Chopped Ham, Roast Beef or Ground Beef/Pork
  • 1 - 2 cups Carrots, Peas or Corn
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper, black
  • 1 tsp Corriander, ground
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin, ground
In a cast iron skillet or heavy bottom pan saute onions until tender.Add chopped meat and vegetable of your choice (I use whatever I have leftover). Add seasonings to taste. Combine meat/vegetable mixture with rice and heat through. (If I know I will be distracted I will put it in the oven at this point on 325F for approximately 30 minutes)Remove from oven and serve hot. I garnish with fresh sprouts ad serve with lacto-fermented sauerkraut.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 - 6 servings

So if you are looking for a quick supper idea that needs very little though give this a try.  Feel free to adjust the ingredients to create your own version of this hearty mea.