Soft fluffy spongy Ildi recipe with Cooked or Leftover Rice | Instant Idli Recipe using Leftover Rice
Instant Idli recipe using cooked rice or leftover rice.
Looking for a quick way to make your favorite Idli without any fermentation? We all use leftover steamed rice for recipes like Fried Rice, Lemon Rice. Or use it in making these delicious cutlets(Dal Chawal Cutlets).. Now do something different with a bowl of cooked/leftover rice.
Make these super soft and fluffy Idlis for breakfast or brunch with Sambhar(Udipi Style Sambhar).
What a coincident my last post was Mixed Dal Dosa, where making dosa does not require fermenting the batter.
Idlis are steamed cakes made with fermented rice and lentil batter. One of the healthiest breakfast/meal option that is vegan-friendly, gluten-free and requires very less or absolutely no oil.
Fermentation of Ildi takes a lot of time about a total of 10-12 hrs, though it is worth all the efforts. But so many times we get Idli cravings and have no time to soak dal and rice or ferment the batter. For those times, make Instant Idli, using curd and semolina. Check out the recipes of Instant Idlis on the blog using Semolina/Sooji(Instant Rava Idli) or with Finger millet flour(Instant Ragi Ildi).
These soft Instant Ildis are not Vegan and Gluten-free unlike traditional fermented Idli made with rice and urad dal/split black gram lentil are Vegan and Gluten-free.
Looking for fermented Idli Recipe-> checkout Soft Idli with Idli Rava
Let's make Instant Idli with Cooked or Leftover Rice
Ingredients for Idlis with Cooked Rice
Only 4 ingredients are used to make these soft Idlis.
Cooked Rice, Semolina/Sooji or Rava , Yogurt/Curd (preferably a sour), Eno Salt, Salt and water to adjust the consistency.
In case you don't have ENO Substitute it with 1/2 Tsp of baking soda and 1/2 tsp of lemon juice.
Semolina and ENO Sat is available in Indian Grocery stores.
To make check out the recipe card and detailed Instructional video..CLICK HERE
Instant Idli with Cooked Rice(Leftover Rice)
- Idli Steamer
- Mixing Bowl
- Mixing Ladle
- 1 Cup Cooked Rice
- 1 Cup Semolina/Rava/Sooji
- ¾ Cup Plain Curd/ Yogurt
- ½ tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Eno Salt
- Water to adjust the consistency
- In a blender/mixer add cooked rice with about ½ Cup water.
- Blend to a smooth paste.
- Transfer rice paste to a bowl.
- Add semolina, curd/yogurt, salt and about ¼ Cup water. Mix nicely.
- Cover and keep the batter aside for 10 mins.
- Meanwhile, grease Idli tray molds lightly with oil.
- Fill steamer ¼ level. When water starts boiling
- After 10 mins., add 2 tsp of ENO fruit salt.
- Mix lightly. Do not over-beat the batter.
- Pour batter in idli molds.
- Immediately keep trays in steamer, cover and steam idli for about 10-12 mins.
- Once done, check Idlis, insert a tooth pick, it should come out clean.
- Take out cooked Idli from the molds. Using spoon of Idli are sticking to idli plate/mold.
- Serve with Chutney and Sambhar.
Do make these soft and fluffy Instant Idlis using cooked rice.. a hearty and filling breakfast or brunch with spicy chutney and Sambhar.
You can use these Idlis to make Masala Idlis or Chilli Idli. you can male and serve it as starter or snack for your parties or for kids lunch box.
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Lovely recipe. Best healthy way to use leftover rice. Lovely recipe . Would love to try it..
WOW !! This is a perfcet recipe Swaty 🙂
The idli looks much soft due to the use of the cooked rice probably... Love the idea, will try next time !
I have never tried making with cooked rice, thats a good way to use the left over rice too. Shall try it next time.
Love the idea of using leftover rice to make instant idlis. They look so soft and yummy.
Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey
What a nice way to enjoy leftover rice again, these idlis sounds so good and delicious. Nice share
This is exactly what i do when I have leftover rice and crave for idlis...Such recipes are a blessing during this lockdown period ...Lovely share!!
I want to know what is the substitute of curd in this recipe as curd is most of the time not available specially in Winters.
You can use any vinegar(prefer Apple cider or any plant based) with a cup of water.
Wow, the idlies have come so soft! Amazing use of leftover rice. Such leftover magics are necessary at these times!!!
Such an interesting idli recipe with cooked rice. Your instant idli turned out soft, fluffy and delicious.
OMG, I never tried idlis with leftover rice. Lovely idea.
Idli with left over rice is an amazing idea. Love these soft fluffy idlis. In absolute need of such awesome healthy recipes now.
Wow the idlis looks so soft, fluffy and i want to relish some rite now, they are too tempting to the core. Love the way to use leftover rice into the idli. Delicious.
Thank you Jolly!!
Very good use of leftover rice to get an instant breakfast...idlis have come out perfect like fermented ones
Thanks Amrita!! Yes these re like fermented ones!!
My idlis were a disaster... I used everything as directed but my idlis looks like a blast in my steamer... Please tell me where did i go wrong... I had 1 and half cup of rice... Instead of one... But suji was one cup.... Was this the matter... ?
Hey Mala.. don’t lose heart.. it must be the liquid ingredient ..don’t know the exact reason but maybe your curd had more water or the batter was too liquidy.. in all cooked rice and sooji should be 2 cups for 3/4 cups of yogurt.. were it hard or it just splattered in the steamer?
This idea to use cooked rice in making idli comes handy when we have no time to grind the idli batter or when in hurry.
A lovely idea and good use of leftover cooked rice.
Thank you Lata!! Glad you liked the recipe.
We are into a crucial time & need to utilize the food in the best possible way..And here's the example. Good to see you didn't let cooked rice go waste.
Idli looks soft and fluffy. This comes handy when we have no time to grind the idli batter.
This is a really good recipe Swaty, the cooked rice probably makes the idlis super soft. Will try it next time I make instant idlis.
Thank you Mayuriji!Sure do use rice for idllis.. makes it super soft and spongy!
hem lata srivastava
Such a healthy and delicious recipe love it.
Thank you Hemaji!!