If you have leftovers that you're tired of re-heating, try adding them to these Asian recipes instead to create delicious new dishes!
Teriyaki Chicken Yaki Udon
If you like teriyaki sauce, and chewy udon noodles then definitely try this stir-fried yaki udon recipe. It's simple and a delicious way to use up your leftover meats with.
You can get the Teriyaki Chicken Yaki Udon recipe here.
Cumin Beef Fried Rice
If you like spices like cumin, and you like fried rice then try this cumin beef fried rice recipe! This fried rice recipe works very well with any type of leftover chicken, pork, lamb and especially beef!
Get the Cumin Beef Fried Rice recipe here.
Beef Noodle Stir-Fry
This dish is as easy as it gets, especially if you're using leftover meat. It's made by stir frying spaghettini with onions, meat and tossed with a sweet soy sauce. From start to finish, it takes about 15 minutes!
Get the Beef Noodle Stir Fry recipe here.
BBQ Pork Gyoza
Making dumplings can take a bit of extra work but you can keep things simple by skipping the fancy pleated folds. Mix any type of leftovers with the sweet and savory hoisin sauce in the recipe to fill these dumplings and pan fry them for a snacky meal!
Get the BBQ Pork Gyoza recipe here.
Crispy Lemongrass Chicken Tacos
Leftovers are fantastic for tacos! We like to pan-fry our leftovers with lemongrass to fill up these delicious tacos! To keep things simple, use store-bought salsa but if you're feeling up to it, you can also make your own salsa and guacamole as well! Don't forget to add crushed tortilla chips for some added crunchiness!
You can get the Crispy Chicken Tacos recipe here.
Simple Egg Fried Rice
If you're looking for something very simple that can be put together in 15 minutes, then this egg fried rice would be it. All it takes is rice, egg, chopped leftover meat and a bit of salt!
You can get the Egg Fried Rice recipe here.
Udon Noodle Soup with Miso
This udon noodle soup uses a simple miso soup that can be put together in 15 minutes. Add your leftover in place of the turkey (or use leftover turkey) and you have a cozy meal that's great for any weekday!
Get the Udon Noodle Soup recipe here.
Beef Chow Fun
Traditionally, this is made with thinly sliced beef, but in a pinch you can substitute it with any type of leftover meat and it will still create a fantastic noodle dish with chewy rice noodles.
Get the Beef Chow Fun recipe here.
Pad Woon Sen
This Thai glass noodle stir-fry uses any finely chopped veggies (a great way to clean up your fridge) and can also use any type of leftover meat as well! It's delicious, quick and full of flavor.
Get the Pad Woon Sen recipe here.
Kimchi Fried Rice
This fried rice is a fantastic way to use up old kimchi and instead of pan-fried spam, you can substitute it with your leftovers instead.
You can get the Kimchi Fried Rice recipe here.
Maple Curry Yaki Udon
This stir-fried udon noodle recipe is made with chewy udon noodles, tossed with a sweet and savory curry sauce and is a fantastic way to transform your leftovers into a completely different meal! Just finely chop your leftovers, and stir fry it with the noodles!
Get the Curry Yaki Udon recipe here.
Stir-Fried Rice Cakes
These stir-fried rice cakes are incredibly chewy and very satisfying to eat. They are stir-fried with kimchi and thin slices of pork shoulder, but you can easily substitute that with leftover meats instead. If you don't have kimchi you can skip that as well, and add a bit more soy sauce to make up for the flavor.
You can get the Stir-Fried Rice Cakes recipe here.
Here is another delicious Korean dish made with thick and chewy glass noodles tossed in a sweet sesame soy sauce. Stir fry some sliced leftover meat into this noodle dish and you'll have a flavorful noodle dish with some seriously satisfying chewiness!
Get the Japchae recipe here.
If you're looking for a noodle dish with a bit more spice, then try this Singapore noodle dish made with thin vermicelli rice noodles tossed in a savory curry sauce! Add in your favorite veggies and leftover meats and you have yourself a very filling meal!
Get the Singapore Noodles recipe here.
These garlic noodles are made with spaghettini, tossed in a garlic sauce made with regular garlic and black garlic. Stir-fry them with some of your leftovers and you have yourself a simple and delicious meal filled with umami.
Get the Garlic Noodles recipe here.
Thai Red Curry
Thai red curry is spicy, creamy and comforting and very easy to incorporate any type of leftover into. Try this delicious Thai curry if you're looking for warm and cozy meal to curl up to.
Get the Thai Red Curry recipe here.
Crispy Cantonese Beef Chow Mein
If craving Chinese takeout, you can also substitute the beef with your leftover meat to make this delicious crispy chow mein noodle recipe. You'll be so distracted with the savory gravy mixed in with the fantastic texture of the crispy noodles, that you won't even notice the change.
Get the Crispy Cantonese Beef Chow Mein recipe here.
Vietnamese Grilled Shrimp Vermicelli Noodle Bowl
This Vietnamese vermicelli noodle bowl is a light dish that works with any type of leftovers in place of the grilled shrimp. It's assembled with fresh veggies, rice noodles and served with a sweet and tangy dipping sauce (nuoc cham).
Get the Vermicelli Noodle Bowl recipe here.
This simple one-pot curry uses butternut squash, red curry paste and coconut milk to create a delicious sweet and savory curry. You can easily replace the meat to any type of leftover meat you have including ham!
You can get the Butternut Squash Curry recipe here.
This article originally appeared on Pups with Chopsticks.
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