I love leftovers. I know they get a bad rap but I think that just stems from people not being creative with what they have in the fridge. Leftovers have the ability to turn into something totally new. It’s all about how you view the food before you.
I was rummaging around in the freezer earlier this week when I spied a package of leftover prime rib roast chunks. We had that for Christmas dinner.
Knowing that I needed to use that right now or it was history, I pulled the package out and started brain storming what I could make.
I asked Scott if he would rather have stir fry or an Asian inspired noodle dish. He went with noodles and Beef with Udon Noodles was born.
It was easy to put together, the longest prep was waiting for the water to boil for the noodles.
I cooked one 8oz package of udon noodles first, drained and let those hang out while I sauteed up some chopped:
- Red Onion
The leftover prime rib was already in chunks that I then cut up into smaller pieces to make them more bite size.
I created a sauce like the one for Pad Thai. Once the veggies were warmed through, I added in the beef and noodles. Poured the sauce over top, tossed and served.
See, leftovers don’t have to be boring. Now what are you going to make with your leftovers this week?