My mom gave me a rice maker, and I've been trying to use it. I follow all the instructions, and start making it the night before because I have to wake up early (4:45) and I like to atleast have the rice ready to go in the morning. The only problem is that the rice almost dries out by the morning time. So I tried adding more water, figuring that might help, but all it accomplished was the water bubbled over and got nasty shit all over my counter top. Oh, and the rice was still dry. Was I just given a cheapo ricemaker? am i doing something wrong? i thought i read that someone else made their rice the night before too. I really want to figure this out, so I can follow the posted diet, but I'm not having very good luck.