I luck out leftover-wise. I had a bunch of odds and
ends plus a batch of rice. A few leftover shrimp, one
lonely simmered shiitake mushroom, some omelet, a few
shreds of smoked salmon, the tail end of a cucumber...
What can I do with that stuff? Well, I can always stick
it on top of rice... wait a minute, I'll season
the rice, cut the miscellania up, arrange it all snazzy,
call it chirashi-zushi,
and nobody will know that I was cleaning out my fridge!
You won't tell anybody, will you? Shh.
And I've also got steamed
broccoli, apple, and mochi. It's a safe bet that
on any given day I will have at least two of those three
items in my fridge.