Rice-cookers and self-knowledge

I just burned a pot of rice.
Several years ago, I purchased a rice cooker, because I always, invariably, without fail, burn rice on a stove.
This morning, I went to cook some rice and realized the rice cooker needed cleaning. So I put rice and water in a pot, heated to boil, turned down the heat, and went off to make a couple of phone calls & emails. And Voila. Fortunately, the kitchen has a heat detector but no smoke detector. We’ll see if I’ve trashed the very nice, gift Calphalon pot.
One of the benefits of being an adult is that you know your own strengths and weaknesses, and can compensate with workarounds. Then, every once in a while, you ignore old lessons…

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