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Easy Brunch Recipes: A Quick Sunday Brunch with Leftover Rice

Updated on May 3, 2013
Got some boring steamed rice as leftovers? Let's make is yum!
Got some boring steamed rice as leftovers? Let's make is yum! | Source

Easy-to-cook Sunday Indian brunch using leftover rice

It's one of those perfect leftover rice recipes--quick, easy-to-cook, and with the least elaborate ingredients--for a lazy Sunday brunch. All you need is some leftover steamed rice, a little gram four, and some basic Indian spices, and you are ready to go!

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 25 min
  • Yields: Serves 2 people

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  • Cooked rice (leftover steamed rice): 4 cups
  • Gram flour (besan): 4 Tbs
  • Oil (I prefer mustard oil for its peculiar pungency): 3 Tbs
  • Cumin seeds: 1/2 Tsp
  • Mustard seeds: 1/4 Tsp
  • Asafoetida: a pinch
  • Coriander powder: 2 Tsp
  • Garam Masala: 1/2 Tsp
  • Dried raw mango powder (amchoor): 1 Tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Onion: 1 medium sized (finely chopped)


  1. To prepare this quick brunch we begin with heating oil in a wok or deep pan.
  2. As soon as you see the first sign of smoke, add mustard seeds. When they start to splutter, reduce the flame and quickly add cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  3. Add onions and saute till translucent.
  4. Add the remaining spices and salt, and stir for 20 sec. Once you get the aroma of the spices, add the leftover rice and mix well.
  5. Finally, add besan (gram flour) and mix thoroughly. Cover and keep on low heat for two minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
  6. Remove from the stove, garnish with green coriander or mint leaves. Serve hot with masala curd (spiced curd).


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      Shruti Nagar 4 years ago from Mumbai, India

      @midget38: So glad you liked it :)

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Yummy!! Perfect way to deal with leftover rice. Thanks, Shutri!