Making leftover food go a long way

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How many times have you opened your fridge in the past and found a container with food that you abandoned for weeks? Well, we've all been guilty of this at least once in our lives, but we want to ensure that doesn't happen again. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your leftovers:

Use soya mince to bulk up your meat

When you have leftover mince and want to put it to good use, why not add a little soya mince to bulk it up? Soya mince is easy to make and it’s an inexpensive alternative source of protein. Not only will it bulk up your mince, but it will also add a rich meaty taste and texture to it. Use soya mince to bulk up your stews as well.

Leftover mince as stuffing

Magwinyas go well with mince, so next time you have some leftover mince, leave it aside as stuffing. If you would like to prepare magwinyas from scratch but are not sure where to start, check out this vetkoek and mince recipe that’s easy to prepare and is rich in flavour.

For more delicious recipes that you can use with leftover mince, browse through these foods that go well with mince.

Freeze the leftover rice

Did you know that you can keep rice in the freezer for up to a month and it will still be safe to eat? So, if you cooked more rice than you should or you want to avoid cooking rice again later in the week, then wait for the leftover rice to cool down and freeze it. Then once you're ready to eat it again, you can heat it up in the microwave and it will be ready to eat.

Use leftover meat on sandwiches

amaMagwinya go well with mince, so next time you have some leftover mince, leave it aside as stuffing. If you would like to prepare amamagwinya from scratch but are not sure where to start, check out this vetkoek and mince recipe that’s easy to prepare and is rich in flavour.

Make fried rice with leftover rice and vegetables

The vegetables that go best with fried rice are onions, carrots and garlic (minced). Use olive oil to fry your rice as it contains vitamin E and K, and it’s loaded with antioxidants. Pair fried rice with these crispy fried chicken wings which are seasoned using our delicious chicken stock cubes and chicken spice.

Cooked vegetables

Next time you have cooked vegetables like carrots, potatoes or sugar beans leftover, why not add them to your soup for colour, flavour and nutrients? The vegetables will take on new flavours and winter is the perfect time to be indulging in soup. Not only because it’s healthy but because they assist in keeping our bodies warm.

Follow these tips to transform leftovers into new delicious meals.  

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