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louweezy Mar 17, 2009 01:52 PM

Looking for help. Not sure if this belongs in Food or Cookware. So I have this fabulous Fagor Electric Pressure cooker/rice cooker. Everything I have made in it is cooked perfectly. Except one: I like Vigo brand rice. Every time I make it on the stove-with a tight fitting pan lid, it never cooks. There's never enough water. I have to add more & then it turns into a goopy mess. I have tried diff. pans, diff. amts of H2o-doesn't work. I thought, well, I will try it in my rice cooker that works every single time.
Loads of water still in bottom when done. When I tried to cook it longer, I burned it. Any hints on how to specifically cook Vigo brand rice in a rice cooker?
ps I love this Fagor thing, it was a steal at $100 at Abe's of Maine(I had a coupon) & it is very similar to the $150 Cuisinart.
To clarify: I like the flavor/seasoning & color of this rice & have been unable to duplicate it myself. Anyone think that maybe it's just old rice, or just a lousy brand?

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  1. pikawicca RE: louweezy Mar 17, 2009 02:11 PM

    If it doesn't cook properly on the stove or in your rice cooker, why do you like this brand of rice?

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      flourgirl RE: pikawicca Mar 19, 2009 04:56 AM

      I was ging to ask the same thing.

    2. chicaraleigh RE: louweezy Mar 17, 2009 02:29 PM

      louweezy - are you talking about the Vigo "yellow rice"?

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        louweezy RE: chicaraleigh Mar 18, 2009 02:55 PM

        yes, it comes in 2 sizes. It tastes great, we still eat it when it turns to mush. I just wondered if it's always like that(goopy mess) or if anyone has successfully cooked it in a rice cooker, or even in a pan. I can make perfect rice every time, except with the Vigo brand.

      2. yayadave RE: louweezy Mar 17, 2009 10:12 PM

        Maybe there's some help in the rice cooking recipe section of the Vigo web site.


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          louweezy RE: yayadave Mar 18, 2009 02:56 PM

          thanks I will give them a try.

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          eatcorrectly RE: louweezy Mar 18, 2009 11:15 PM

          Can someone please help me. i purchase a Mirro 8qt pressure cooker (aluminum) and took it out of the box yesterday (3/18/2009). After reading the manual, I took my navybeans that I let soak for 12 hours, rinsed them off and place in pressure cooker, I then added garlic and onions. I tried to place the lid back on the pot but it would not fit, so the manual said to try using cooking oil around the gasket, so I placed wesson cooking oil around the seam of the gasket. The lid slid on fine, but now the lid is "locked," on and will not line up with the first pot handle. How do I remove the lid from the pot when the pressure cooker has never been heated. This is so frustrating and a big waste of money. Should I dump the container and food in the garbage?

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