When you have the foresight to store any leftover steamed rice in your refrigerator, you've got plenty of fried rice fodder for the next morning. Cold leftover rice is ideal for turning into fried rice since the rice grains can be easily separated—all the better for a fluffy fried rice.
But sometimes (many times, actually), I don't have this refrigerator foresight at all and leave my leftover rice in my rice cooker. The next day, instead of cold, dried-out grains of cooked rice, I have room temperature sticky rice—which wouldn't make for a good fried rice at all.
So what to do with leftover, room temperature steamed rice when you've got a hankering for fluffy fried rice? Fry up the leftovers as a crispy rice cake instead, as shown in this cool video by Chow.com's John Birdsall: