I know I've mentioned this before, but Culinary in the Country is one of my favorite food blogs. I found a recipe for broccoli-chicken bowls and I decided to give them a whirl the other day. The dish calls for rice, and they recommend making the rice a certain way. You're supposed to boil it in a large pot of water for about a half an hour, drain it, put it back in your pot, then cover it with a towel. You then put the lid back on and let it sit for five or ten minutes.
So I make the rice.. I got through the boiling, draining, and covering part, and had the pot sitting on a back burner which was OFF! At this point I'm still chopping up vegetables for the stir fry when all of a sudden I hear a large POP! I see bits of something out of the corner of my eye.. and being the kind of person who likes my eyesight I immediately closed my eyes and turned away. When I opened up my eyes again I see pieces of glass everywhere! The glass lid that was on the rice had exploded. Yes, it exploded. I have never in my life heard of this kind of thing. The glass lid came with the pot so I'm assuming that it was meant to be used... and to top it off the burner wasn't even on! It was seriously strange.
This is a picture of what the lid looked like pre-explosion:
I gotta say, I didn't see this one coming at all!