Not lasagne that is leftover. It is lasagne made from leftovers.
This post is not so much a recipe but a demonstration of what can be done to minimise food wastage. A germ of an idea that grew……………….into dinner.
I make my own refried beans and for some reason 2 different containers were opened and in the refrigerator. I decided that they needed to be used up.
From the freezer I sourced a small container of cooked brown rice and a bag of cherry tomatoes. The tomatoes are from our garden – at least a year ago.
Once the rice was thawed, I heated it then added a beaten egg and pressed the mixture into the bottom of the dish. Next was a layer of refried beans.
Next, I headed to the garden to harvest one of the giant bok choy. The stalks and leaves were chopped separately. I wilted the shredded leaves in a pan and cooked the finely sliced stalks until tender.
Meanwhile, I made some white sauce. I use potato starch and besan flour to thicken the mixture so that it is gluten free. I then mixed in the bok choy.
The tomatoes were simmered and reduced, herbs and seasonings added.
Then it was time to assemble the remainder.
Half of the bok choy/white sauce mixture then half of the tomato mixture.
Repeat with refried beans, bok choy and tomatoes.
The final step will be to sprinkle with crumbs and grated cheese and bake until heated through. I use flaxseed meal instead of breadcrumbs for a nutritious and gluten-free alternative.
This will make 4 generous adult serves so we will have half of it for dinner and the remainder for another meal.