It's too late now, I'm sure, but I can barely resist making fried rice out of leftover rice. Flash frying some celery and maybe some other vegetable, like broccolini, and adding the rice to finish makes a very satisfying side dish. We've gone Asian and often have fried rice for breakfast with bits of leftover meat, if available, and scrambled eggs.
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov