If your family is like a majority of families out there, your fridge is filled with left overs.  A lot of people do not want to eat the same dinner two days in a row, but do so to get rid of left overs.  What if there was a way to make a completely new meal just using left overs?  Here are two recipes that will not only impress your family and guests, but will also empty out your fridge.


Fried Rice

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Fried rice is one of the easiest dishes to make!  It is supposed to be a mixture of a bunch of different ingredients.  If you have left over chicken or rice, you have almost everything you need to make this dish!


What you need:

  • Left over chicken or Bacon
  •  Rice
  • Soy sauce
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 egg
  • Left over Corn
  • Left over Peas
  • Left over Carrots
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper



  • Cut left over chicken or bacon into small cubes or strips
  • If you do not have left over rice, cook one serving of rice
  • Chop a quarter of an onion into the smallest possible pieces
  • Chop left over carrots into small pieces
  • Beat one egg in a bowl


Cooking Instructions:

  • Heat up a large skillet to medium while adding Olive Oil
  • Add the quarter of an onion that you chopped to the skillet
  • Wait until the onions are browned before adding in chicken or bacon
  • When the chicken or bacon is added, sprinkle a lite amount of salt, pepper, soy sauce, and garlic powder
  • Add in corn, peas, and carrots
  • When chicken or bacon looks like it is warmed up, add in your beaten egg
  • Move around and mix egg with the onions, peas, carrots, and chicken (egg should have a scrambled egg texture)
  • Once your onions, chicken, egg, peas, carrots, and corn are mixed, add rice into the skillet
  • Add a generous amount of olive oil and soy sauce to rice
  • Mix all ingredients till it looks evenly mixed
  • Add more salt, pepper, and garlic
  • Taste rice and see if it needs more soy sauce or salt and pepper
  • Once rice is hot and brown from the soy sauce, it is ready to be served!



Shrimp Pasta

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This dish is easy and will please any seafood lover.


What you need:

  • Left over shrimp
  • 2 TBSP of Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Left over pasta (with no sauce)
  • Basil leaves
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parmesan Cheese



  • Chop up Garlic into the smallest possible pieces
  • Cut Cherry Tomatoes either in half or into fourths
  • Warm up Pasta lightly in microwave


Cooking instructions:

  • Heat up skillet on stove to a medium temperature
  • Melt butter in skillet
  • Add garlic to skillet
  • Once garlic is browned, add left over shrimp to skillet
  • Once shrimp is browned, add cherry tomatoes and basil
  • Add Olive Oil if needed
  • Once ingredients are all mixed and heated, add in pasta
  • Lightly add more Olive Oil
  • Season with Salt and pepper
  • Once everything is heated and mixed well, add onto plate and sprinkle parmesan cheese!
  • Bon appetit!


Nobody likes throwing away and wasting food.  Now with these recipes, nothing will go to waste!