Asian Waffles with Leftover Rice (Gluten Free)

Asian Waffles with Leftover Rice (Gluten Free)

The recipe for Asian waffles with leftover rice is so easy to make and it only takes about thirty minutes of your time. You can transform your leftovers into an amazing savory treat. It is the perfect way to use that rice that you don’t want to throw away. These Asian waffles are a great example of a complete meal. A single waffle serves a good amount of protein, carbohydrate and vegetables. They are not only very tasty but also full of valuable nutrients.

Why Should you make them?

If you enjoy eating Chinese fried rice you would love this recipe. The Asian waffles with leftover rice are gluten free. Rice is naturally gluten free unless it is been processed in a facility that also packs wheat. Tamari tastes exactly like soy sauce but it doesn’t contain gluten.

Note: since there is no flour or starch added to the mixture the waffles are very tender. They have the texture of an omelet. Be careful when you are removing them from the waffle maker. They tear up easily.

Asian Waffles with Leftover Rice


You can easily adjust this recipe to your taste. Don’t be afraid to improvise. Most of my recipes were created by looking at my fridge and pantry and thinking of possible meals I could make. You can add vegetables that you like or replace the rice with other grain. For example, peas, zucchini and broccoli taste very well in Asian dishes.

You can also substitute the Tamari for soy sauce if you don’t have gluten intolerance or allergy.

Asian Waffles with Leftover Rice (Gluten Free)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: Dairy free, leftover rice recipes, rice waffles, savory, Vegetarian, waffles
Servings: 8 mini waffles


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cup cooked rice I used white, but brown works too
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Tamari you can replace with soy sauce if you don’t have gluten intolerance
  • 1 cup finely chopped red cabbage
  • ½ cup shredded carrot
  • 3 green onion stalks
  • 1 medium sized garlic clove pressed or finely chopped
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • nonstick spray

Toppings (optional): Sriracha mayonnaise , chopped green onions, sesame seeds


    • Preheat a waffle maker.
    • Whisk two eggs in a bowl. Then add the leftover rice and the Tamari to the same bowl. Stir well.
    • Then add the vegetables to the bowl (finely chopped red cabbage, shredded carrot, the white parts of the green onions, ginger and garlic). Stir them in until well combined.
    • Spray nonstick spray and add about 1/4 of a cup in the middle of a hot waffle maker and cook until ready. Most waffle makers have a green light lamp to show when the waffle is ready.
      Asian Waffles with Leftover Rice
    • Repeat the process until there is no more mixture left.
    • Optional: Top it served with Sriracha mayonnaise, the chopped green parts of the onions and sesame seeds.


    I make my own Sriracha mayonnaise by combining mayonnaise and 2-3 drops of  Sriracha sauce.
    Asian Waffles with Leftover Rice

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