Tried out this method of quick/lazy steaming (it's like a cross between steaming and blanching really) and it worked fantastically for veggies that need only light cooking - broccoli, french beans, a handful of peas. After draining, I stuck them in the freezer to cool. Then I fluffed up some cold leftover rice, mixed in the cold veggies, along with chickpeas, raisins, a little olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and pepper to taste. served with some fresh papaya, it made a very nutritious and delicious lunch.
Another thing I like to do with leftover rice (my family has rice for dinner on most nights and i hate wasting leftovers) - rice pudding. It's just simmered in a saucepan with soy milk and good dark chocolate, till it goes mushy.