Add rice? You making a risotto out of it? (joke)
Yes with electronic devices they are generally somewhat forgiving IF you do not attempt to turn them on with moisture inside them. The rice thing does work I've seen an ipod which should have died been saved by using rice to absorb the moisture.
Another good trick I discovered a few years ago was salt to stop those redwine stains. Spill red wine, just drop a crapload of salt on it, seems to work!