How to cook Jasmine rice

Jasmine rice is a long grain rice originally from Thailand. It is typically used in Asian cuisine and has a lightly sweet, nutty flavor. Jasmine rice is not very sticky, and the grains will only slightly stick together when cooked. It is a simple and quick dish to cook, and because of its versatility it can stand up to any level of seasoning used in a dish.

How to cook Jasmine rice (Image: Nw)

Things You'll Need

  • Medium-size pot

  • 1 1/2 cups jasmine rice

  • 1 3/4 cups water

  • Seasoning to taste

Step 1

How to cook Jasmine rice (Image: Nw)

Rinse the rice before cooking. This removes the excess starch on the grains. Make sure you rinse until the water runs clear.

Step 2

How to cook Jasmine rice (Image: Nw)

Place 1 1/2 cups of rice in a pot.

Step 3

How to cook Jasmine rice (Image: Nw)

Cover the rice with 1 3/4 cups of water and bring to a soft boil.

Step 4

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Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot so the rice will simmer. Let the rice simmer for 20 minutes, or until it is cooked through.

Step 5

How to cook Jasmine rice (Image: Nw)

Remove the rice from the heat and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Do not remove the lid until the time is up.

Step 6

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Fluff and season your rice to taste before serving.


The amount of rice used will usually double when cooked. Example: 2 cups of uncooked rice will yield about 4 cups cooked rice.

Rice can also be cooked without measuring. The best method is to place your rice in a pot, and add enough water to cover it by 3/4 inch. Use your best judgment when applying this technique.

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