So many things are better as leftovers: pizza, curry, soup. Rice is so not one of them. Sitting overnight in the fridge, especially in a takeout container, can leave the grains dry and utterly unappetizing--unless you use this reheating trick.
After you use this calorie-slashing cooking method for rice, portion out what you and your family will be eating, then store the rest in a Ziploc storage bag while the rice is still warm. Seal the bag tightly and put it in the fridge. When you’re ready to reheat your leftovers, pop the bag in the microwave for one minute with a one-inch crack in the zip top. Reheating the rice this way steams it so you get that fluffy, just-cooked texture you love. Happy reheating!
NOTE: Make sure that you’re using Ziploc Storage or Freezer Bags for this trick, not their sandwich bags. The sandwich variety bags aren’t meant to be used in the microwave. If you’re using a different brand of storage bag, make sure you check the box and their website for information about heating their bags.