Ham and Cheese Rice Slice

This recipe is perfect for using up leftover rice from Cooking For Busy Mums and I had to share it. Making a slice like this is ideal for school lunch boxes as it is easy to eat and you can pack it full of all types of fillings. Vary the filling each week and make it a lunchbox even family favourite.

It is freezer friendly! Simply freeze a serving size in a zip lock bag and place into the lunchbox in the morning, it will be defrosted by lunchtime. Alternatively if using a ice pack, defrost overnight in the fridge and place into the lunch box in the morning.

(photo from Cooking for busy Moms)

I deviate from the original recipe by adding almost everything except the mayo from the Family Rice Salad recipe



  • 3 Cups cooked rice – try using brown rice as well
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Plain flour
  • 1/2 Cup Diced honey leg ham, bacon or chopped viennas
  • 3/4 Cup Grated Cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 diced maraschino cherries

  1. Simply place all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well to combine.
  2. Pour into a lined loaf tin and bake at 160 degree Celsius for 35-40 minutes or until lightly golden and firm to touch.
  3. Cool quickly in the fridge. Cut into slices. 

Keep in the fridge for 3 days or store in the freezer for up to 3 months in zip lock bags.

Just remember that if you want to make a larger slice, add one egg for every extra cup of rice and add and extra 1/4 cup of fillings per cup if rice.

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