As dumb as it may sound, some people have no idea how to reheat leftover rice. You don't microwave it or re-cook it in the boiler, or heat it in the oven. This even works if you want to cook rice ahead of time and store it in plastic containers in the fridge. Here's the trick. Place the desired amount of rice in a colander and set it in the sink. In a large boiler or pan, bring water to a hard, rolling boil. Pour hot water over rice, drain and dump into plate or gumbo bowl or beef tips platter. The rice is absolutely as good or better than it was when you first cooked it. Voila'!