REST Sensor with Empty JSON

I found some older posts that were never resolved, so taking another shot.

I’m using this setup for Uber Eats notifications. The problem is this sensor:

  - platform: rest
    name: Uber Eats Orders JSON
    unique_id: uber_eats_orders_json
      - feedCards
      - activeOrderOverview
      - contacts
      - backgroundFeedCards
    json_attributes_path: "$.data.orders[0]"
    method: POST
      Content-Type: application/json
      X-CSRF-Token: x
      Cookie: !secret uberCookie
    payload: '{"timezone":"America/New_York"}'
    force_update: true
    value_template: >-
      {{ now() }}
    scan_interval: 86400

The issue is that when an order is placed, the API returns valid JSON and everything is great. However, when no order is in progress, the API returns this:

    "status": "success",
    "data": {
        "orders": []

So ever time the scan interval comes up for a refresh or HA is restarted, I end up with errors in the logs.

2024-05-29 19:18:31.435 WARNING (MainThread) [] JSON result was not a dictionary or list with 0th element a dictionary

So, it’s a minor thing, but hoping someone can help nudge me along.