I've eaten tons of leftover Chinese takeaway this pregnancy! As long as you refrigerate the rice properly and make sure everything is "piping hot" (as the H&S leaflets always say) you'll be fine. Enjoy!
"Is it true that cooked rice shouldn't be reheated?
A disproportionately high number of food poisoning cases are indeed caused by reheated rice. Or perhaps I should say inadequately heated. It's not actually the reheating that's the problem - it's the way the rice has been stored before reheating. Uncooked rice can contain spores of Bacillus cereus, a bacteria that can cause food poisoning. Unless the rice is cooked properly, the spores can survive, and if you then leave it standing at room temperature for any length of time, the spores can germinate into bacteria. These will then multiply and may produce toxins that cause all manner of nasty side-effects. Reheating the rice won't get rid of these toxins, so the longer cooked rice is left at room temperature, the more likely it is that bacteria, or the toxins they produce, could stop the rice being safe to eat.
Rice is best served when it has just been cooked, anyway, but if that's not possible, cool it as soon as you can (within an hour) and keep in the fridge for no more than a day. As when reheating any food, check it's steaming hot all the way through, and don't reheat more than once."
Thanks all. I have always reheated rice, and I mean really reheated so it burns your tongue kind of hot, without any trouble. I suddenly just got paranoid, but will be giving it a mega blast in the microwave tomorrow. Thanks!
I've ALWAYS reheated food the next day and have only ever had one bout of stomach trouble/food poisoning - and that was aged 15 (17 years ago) after eating a cream bun from the bakers! Pregnant and reheat food all the time.