This recipe is perfect for using up leftover rice. Making a slice like this is ideal for school lunch boxes as it is easy to eat and you can pack it full of all types of fillings. Vary the filling each week and make it a lunchbox even family favourite.
School Lunchbox: Ham & Cheese Rice Slice
It is freezer friendly: simply freeze a serving size in a zip lock bag and place into the lunchbox in the morning, it will be defrosted by lunchtime. Alternatively if using a ice pack, defrost overnight in the fridge and place into the lunch box in the morning.
Rice needs to be remain cold due to it’s greater risk of spoiling. A cold pack is recommended or using the freezer method.
This recipe is nice and versatile meaning you can add a handful of frozen veggies like corn, peas and carrots if you like or switch the ham for cooked chicken or tuna.
3 Cups cooked rice – try using brown rice as well
1/4 Cup Plain flour
1/2 Cup Diced honey leg ham
3/4 Cup Grated Cheese
Optional: salt and pepper, herbs, added vegetables.
LET’S PUT IT ALTOGETHER
1. Simply place all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well to combine.
2. Pour into a lined loaf tin and bake at 160 degree Celsius for 35-40 minutes or until lightly golden and firm to touch.
3. Cool quickly in the fridge. Cut into slices.
Keep in the fridge for 3 days or store in the freezer for up to 3 months in zip lock bags.
Note: if wanting to make a larger slice, add one egg for every extra cup of rice and add and extra 1/4 cup of fillings per cup if rice.
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