Used Rice Don't Throw It Away Can Be Made Savory and Crunchy Snack Creations

In the Indonesian culinary world, rengginang is one of the most popular classic snacks. Made from used rice which is processed into a savory and crunchy snack, rengginang has become a favorite of many people.

In this article, we will discuss simple steps to make rengginang at home. Let's start exploring the creative process of turning rice into a delicious snack that can be enjoyed anytime.

Ingredients for the Perfect Rengginang:

Before we enter the manufacturing stage, make sure you have the following materials:

• Used Rice: Rice that has been cooled and dried is the main ingredient of rengginang.

• Seasoning of Choice: You can use salt, soy sauce, or other spices according to taste.

• Oil: Cooking oil is used to fry the rengginang until it is dry and crunchy.

• Additional Taste (Optional): Some additional flavors such as garlic, fried shallots, or serundeng can enrich the taste of rengginang.

• Melted chocolate: for added flavour

Steps to Make Rengginang.

Here are the steps to make delicious rengginang:

1. Spread the cooled rice on a baking sheet and let the rice dry for a few hours or overnight.

2. Heat cooking oil in a skillet over medium heat.

3. Add the rice to the hot pan. Mix well and let the rice get a little crunchy.

4. Add seasonings such as salt and sweet soy sauce. Stir well until the spices are evenly distributed.

5. If you want to add additional flavors such as fried garlic or shallots, add them at this time.

6. Keep stirring the rice until it is completely dry and turns brown in color.

7.Remove the rengginang from the pan and drain excess oil on absorbent paper.

8. Once cooled, the rengginang is ready to be served or stored in an airtight container.

9. Dip the rengginang into the melted chocolate and enjoy the extraordinary sensation of the used rice.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: Why does rice have to be drained before frying?

A: Drying the rice helps produce crispy rengginang, because dry rice absorbs oil better.

Q: Can rengginang only use white rice?

A: No, you can also use brown rice or yellow rice for variations in taste and color.

Q: Can I add other spices besides salt and sweet soy sauce?

A: Of course, you can add other spices such as broth powder or spices according to your taste.

Q: How long can rengginang be stored?

A: Rengginang can be stored in an airtight container for several weeks.


Rengginang is a delicious and easy snack to make from used rice. With a few simple steps, you can turn rice into a savory and crunchy snack. Good luck, and enjoy rengginang as your casual companion. 

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