How to Make Jasmine Rice at Home

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Apurva Sethi
Apurva is a fashion and food enthusiast. She chose fashion as her career and food as her passion. She is greatly fond of trying out new cuisines at different places and making them at home, in her own style. She also loves to seek and learn new things about the food industry constantly. So, here she is, to share her easy-peasy ways of cooking.

Today, we will learn about the procedure to make Jasmine Rice that are famous all across South East Asia. It is a long-grain rice that is native to Thailand. As the name suggests, Jasmine rice is lovely and subtly fragrant. It is softer than most of the rice. The secret to a perfectly cooked Jasmine Rice depends on the right water to rice ratio.

The package instructions usually call for 1 ½ cups of water for every 1 cup of rice. Adding a bit more water can make the rice softer. However, you can use 1¼ cups of water for every 1 cup of rice to keep the rice fluffy and not mushy. It’s very important to understand the kind of rice you want and pour in water accordingly. I love taking in the Jasmine rice’s gentle floral aroma before taking in a spoon full of it.

Since this rice is strongly associated with Thai food, I prefer cooking mine with Thai curry, Marinated Thai chicken or Chili Basil Stir Fry. You can also use Jasmine Rice to make Thai Fried Rice or Pineapple Fried Rice. I am sure you’ll love the authentic flavours of Jasmine Rice with any of the Thai dishes.

It’s time to see what goes into cooking Jasmine Rice. Well, not much! Check out the ingredients list below and you’ll be surprised.

Ingredients for Jasmine Rice

IngredientsAmount
Water1 ¼ (more if necessary)
Jasmine Rice1 cup
Salt ¾  tbsp

Yes, that’s about it! This is all that we need to have the aromatic Jasmine Rice. I’ve added a timetable down below for you all to refer to while cooking it at home.

How Much Time It Will Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 minutes20 minutes25 minutes

So, not much of a hassle, just about 25 minutes and the rice are ready to be served hot. Once the rice and water ratio are right, then the steps are similar to cooking regular white rice and basmati rice. Check out the recipe below.

Jasmine Rice Recipe

Jasmine Rice recipe
  1. It’s advisable to first clean the rice by placing it in a bowl of water and swishing it with your hands, then drain. Repeat it 2-3 times.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to boil and add salt and rice.
  3. Cover and reduce the heat to low. Let it simmer for about 15 minutes until all the water is absorbed.
  4. Here, you need to taste the rice; if it is still too firm, few more tablespoons of water need to be added.
  5. Cover the pan and let the rice absorb the rest of the water. Do not lift the lid.
  6. Time to turn off the heat and let the rice rest for 10 minutes. It is important to make sure that the grains are cooked properly from the middle.
  7. Use a rubber spatula to scoop out rice from the bowl and serve hot.

Note: Rinsing the rice isn’t necessary; if you use 1 1/4 cups of water for every 1 cup of jasmine rice, the rice will automatically be fluffy.

Nutritional Breakdown of Jasmine Rice

It is important to understand how much nutrition you are gaining from Jasmine Rice. Check it out for values in detail.

Calories16gcal
Carbohydrates37g
Protein3g
Fat1g
Sodium6mg
Fibre1g
Calcium 13mg
Potassium53mg
Iron1mg

Note- The Nutritional Breakdown is for 1 cup of Rice.

How to Make Jasmine Rice at Home | Video

The video attached below will walk you through every step of the recipe. I hope it helps and guides you throughout the process.

Video by Zee Zest

I hope your Jasmine Rice turns out to be fluffy and fragrant. It goes perfectly well with any Asian foods, and even Indian food if you don’t have basmati rice. Enjoy it with your friends and family. We would love to have your feedback in the comment section below.

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