I got a Rival rice cooker on clearance at Sears. It works pretty darn well, but it does not have an auto-timer feature.
Also, I agree that if I'm not home, I'm not going to have any kind of cooking appliance running. Too dangerous.
Part of this is that Mexico is providing many foods we buy. Their food safety standards aren't quite as good as the USAs. Another hidden secret is that a large percentage of the outbreaks happen with "organic" food. Pesticides and other chemicals are not great, but they prevent e coli outbreaks...
Just something I make on a fairly regular basis.
Ingredients (all amounts according to taste):
chicken (cut into small pieces)
Cook the chicken in a separate pan.
Bring water to a boil. Add in salt and soy...