In theory, leftovers are a wonderful thing. In theory, they will be quick and easy to reheat saving you time in the kitchen. Unfortunately, leftovers don’t always taste as good as they did when they were first cooked.

There are lots of hacks out that on how to reheat leftovers for the best possible results. For example, did you know that leftover french fries taste so much better after reheating them on the stove instead of in the oven? It really works.

Then there are hacks about how to transform leftovers into something else. For example, putting Thanksgiving leftovers on a waffle iron or turning leftovers into casseroles.

That’s great. It really is. Knowing multiple ways to reuse leftovers is an important life skill, but what if you just want the leftovers to taste like they did on day one?

If you’re trying to reheat leftover rice, you’re going to want to check out this TikTok hack. Honestly, TikTok has taught us so many wonderful hacks in the kitchen, and reheating rice is our new favorite.

Here’s how simple it is to reheat rice according to TikTok. Before putting leftover rice in the microwave to reheat it, add an ice-cube on top. Put the rice and ice-cube in the microwave, and voila, freshly steamed rice. The crazy part is that the ice cube won’t even melt.

Watch the video below to see this TikTok hack for yourself.

@caloriequeen14##stitch with @officialtiktoknurse This actually worked! Tik Tok is an education♬ Spongebob – Dante9k

Isn’t that crazy that the ice-cube stays in tact? We’re not scientists, but it has to do with the structure of the ice-cube. This is one hack we’re definitely going to need to try for ourselves the next time we have leftover rice. We think our kids will be equally amazed about the ice-cube part.

You might be wondering why you couldn’t just add some water to the rice. Trust us; the ice cube hack is better. You don’t want to chance ending up with soupy rice or overcooked rice. The ice cube will perfectly steam it every time.

Some TikTok viewers were so amazed by this video that they couldn’t help but wonder if the ice cube hack works for other foods too, such as broccoli. There’s only one way to find out. If you try it, please let us know what happens.

How do you usually reheat rice? Are you going to try reheating rice in the microwave with an ice cube on top?