Brussels sprout and cauliflower pilaf - a tasty way to use up leftover vegetables! Adapt it depending on what you have in the fridge.

Did you all have a wonderful Christmas? I did – I ate lots of good food (lots of roast potatoes), unwrapped plenty of chocolate coins, and barely moved from the sofa for about three days. Just perfect.

Brussels sprout and cauliflower pilaf - a tasty way to use up leftover vegetables! Adapt it depending on what you have in the fridge.

If your fridge is now full of bowlfuls leftover veg, you might like today’s recipe – Brussels sprout and cauliflower pilaf! It’s a great way to use up all those veg that would otherwise sit in your fridge for days on end while you try to find the energy for yet another roast dinner. If you’d prefer to use up your leftover vegetables in something a bit less labour-intensive, pilaf is the way forward!

Of course, you can adapt this recipe however you like, depending on exactly what you have left in the fridge – I’m sure a lot of you will have leftover Brussels sprouts (ha!), but you might not have any cauliflower, since it’s not a traditional part of a Christmas dinner (10 points if you get the reference!).

Brussels sprout and cauliflower pilaf - a tasty way to use up leftover vegetables! Adapt it depending on what you have in the fridge.

You can find the recipe for this Brussels sprout and cauliflower pilaf over at Noshing With The Nolands – I’m guest posting for Tara while she’s off on her holidays. As I stare out into a frosty garden I can’t help but feel a little jealous, but the box of Quality Street next to me definitely eases the blow a little.

Now tell me all about your Christmases! Are your fridges crammed with leftover food, due to a complete overestimation of the amount of food that one family can eat (even at Christmas)?

Brussels sprout and cauliflower pilaf - a tasty way to use up leftover vegetables! Adapt it depending on what you have in the fridge.Here’s another of my favourite rice dishes: prasorizo!

Prasorizo (Greek rice with leeks)