I love stews. I much prefer the brothy types to the thick ones. So inevitably, I usually end up with a pot of leftover ‘juices’ too tasty to chuck away.
I usually either turn them into congee (chinese rice porridge) or use polenta. I can hear thousands of Italian moms out there screaming in horror at the thought….
I love the taste of the usual plain polenta. But if you use it with the leftover broth (make the more solid types), and store it in the fridge, it is a fantastic side dish for your meal the next day.
All you will need to do is it slice it and fry it up.