will a touch of oil keep rice water from boiling over?

Thought I remembered a thread before I went on vacation about boil-over being the only reason to add oil to pasta water; which set me wondering if that is the solution to my microwave rice cooker. I absolutely love it (particularly when I have an intestinal bug, like right now - who gets sick AFTER vacation?) but it makes an unholy mess out of my microwave cooking even 1 cup of rice. It boils over out of the steam vents on top - can I add a touch of olive oil (or butter) to the water, rice and salt before I close the lid? I'll be eating the rice with butter anyway...

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