How To Cook Jasmine Rice

by Monique

How To Cook Jasmine Rice. Perfect, fluffy Jasmine Rice each and every time. This is a full-proof method that works to make the perfect pot of rice!

Overhead, rice on a plate with a wooden fork and stripped tea towel.

Have you ever wondered How To Cook Jasmine Rice? It’s actually a little easier than you think. With this method you don’t need a steamer, there is no need to rinse your rice and it will be done in 25 minutes. Gasp!

I grew up on minute rice and I can tell you its not my favorite. Sorry Mom. It’s slightly mushy and usually a little wet. I always thought the only way to make good rice was in a steamer, which most people don’t have time for on a busy weeknight.

It’s actually a lot simpler to make the perfect pot of perfectly fluffy, fragrant and delicious rice than you thought!

Ingredient Notes:

  • Jasmine Rice – In my opinion the brand of Jasmine Rice does matter and makes a big difference. If you can find “Mahatma Jasmine Thai Hom Mali Fragrant Rice” this is my favorite. This method will work with any brand of Jasmine Rice this is just my favorite flavor wise.
  • Water – I generally use filtered water when making rice. It’s going to absorb the water and I think it just taste better with filtered water.

How To Make:

Place a medium sized pot on the stovetop. Add your rice and water give it a stir and bring to a boil.

Once boiling immediately turn the heat to low and cover with a lid. Make sure you have a good fitting lid as you do not want too much steam to leak out.

Rice in a pot with the lid on.

Set your timer for 15 minutes and allow the rice to simmer. After fifteen minutes remove from the heat and allow the rice to set for 10 additional minutes. DO NOT OPEN THE LID. The rice will continue to absorb the water over this timeframe.

Finished rice fluffed with fork.

After the ten minutes, take off the lid and fluff with a fork.

Enjoy!

Finished plate of rice with a wooden fork and stripped tea towel.

Tips For Success:

  • Use a Pot with a good fitting lid. You will want a lid that fits well. You shouldn’t have a ton of steam coming from the pot. Some is ok but less is more so to speak.
  • Don’t Peak. Don’t open the lid and look at your rice this stops the steaming process each time you do so.
  • Measure your water. I am guilty of eyeballing it and it makes a difference. You will yield better results if you measure your water with a measuring cup.
  • Fluff your rice. Once your rice is done take a fork and fluff it up.
Do I Need To Soak Jasmine Rice Before Cooking?

No, Jasmine Rice does not need to be soaked before the cooking process. This can actually result in a soggy and gummy rice.

How Do You Keep Rice From Being Mushy?

There are a few factors that can cause mushy rice. First, if your water to rice ratio is off you can end up with a mushy rice. You want to make sure to measure your water to ensure accuracy. Also, make sure you have a good fitting lid it is important to lock in the steam.

How To Store?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-6 days.

Close up, rice on a plate.

Recipe For Your Rice:

Looking for something to pair with your fluffy Jasmine Rice with? Try out the recipe below!

If you try this recipe make sure to let me know! Leave a comment, rate it and if you take a photo use #feeninforgreens on instagram. I love seeing photos of your recreations!

Overhead, rice on a plate with a wooden fork and stripped tea towel.

How To Cook Jasmine Rice

How To Cook Jasmine Rice. Perfect, yes I said Perfect, fluffy Jasmine Rice each and every time. This is a full-proof method that works to make the perfect pot of rice!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 ½ cup water

Instructions
 

  • Place a medium sized pot on the stovetop. Add your rice and water give it a stir and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling immediately turn the heat to low and cover with a lid. Make sure you have a good fitting lid as you do not want too much steam to leak out.
  • Set your timer for 15 minutes and allow the rice to simmer. After fifteen minutes remove from the heat and allow the rice to set for 10 additional minutes. DO NOT OPEN THE LID. The rice will continue to absorb the water over this timeframe.
  • After the ten minutes, take off the lid and fluff with a fork.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Make sure to use a good fitting lid to ensure the rice can properly cook. 
  • If for some reason your pot of rice ever turns out too wet place a single slice of bread on top of the rice and put the lid on. Wait five minutes and the bread will absorb some of the excess water from the rice. 

Nutrition

Calories: 84kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 27mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
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