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Brown Jasmine Rice Recipes

Brown Jasmine Rice Recipes

Brown jasmine rice is the best option for any type of curry and gravy preparation. Take a look at a few healthy recipes and ways to cook brown jasmine rice in the following Tastessence write up.
Tastessence Staff
Originally from Thailand, jasmine rice is of two types viz. the white jasmine rice and the brown jasmine rice. It is grown in Thailand throughout the year in organic rice paddy. Brown and white rice are always grown separately. The brown jasmine rice is the healthier type because it still has the bran content on the grain.

Brown jasmine rice is well-known all over the world, and is consumed in many regions in their own cultural styles and recipes. It is best eaten with sea food gravy and steamed shellfish. Since it is a coastal dish, this rice is one of the most wanted dishes in many continental restaurants of the world. But why go to a restaurant, when you can cook this at home in a matter of few minutes. Hence, take a look at some delicious recipes mentioned below.

The procedure of cooking is the same as you cook the usual rice, except that cooking brown rice takes a little extra time. Before we take a look at some yummy recipes, let's find out about its nutrition. The calories in count up to 160 out of which around 13 come from fat. Speaking of nutrients, brown jasmine rice has 2g of total fat, total carbohydrate is 34 g, dietary fiber is 2 g, proteins are 4 g, and Iron is 4%.

Plain Rice
Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown jasmine rice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Directions
Boil all the ingredients in a sauce pan over high heat. When the water starts to boil, stir the rice and cover it. Let it cook for 5 minutes and then reduce the heat to low flame, and cook it until the rice becomes tender and has absorbed all the water. Keep this over low flame for about 20 to 30 minutes. Now, take the pan off the heat, uncover and stir the rice. Do this to fluff the rice. Cover the rice again and set it aside for 5 minutes prior to serving.

Shrimp Rice
Ingredients
  • 3 cups brown jasmine rice
  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3½ cups chicken stock
  • 2 minced cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 2 diced medium onions
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • Salt and black pepper
Directions
Take a sauce pan and heat it over medium flame to melt two tablespoons of butter. Saute the rice and pepper in this butter, till it is well coated and fragrant. Add ½ of the chicken stock and bring it to boil. Reduce the heat to low flame and cover it to simmer for about 20 minutes.

Now, turn off the heat and replace the lid, then set it aside. Now heat a large sauce pan over a medium flame and melt about 4 tablespoons of butter in it. Saute the onions, garlic, scallions and other optional vegetables for about 15 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook it in this mixture until it turns pink and cooks well. Then add the remaining ½ of the stock and the cooked rice and stir well to combine. Simmer for about 5 minutes and then add the parsley, salt and pepper. Serve it immediately while it is hot and steamy.

Herb Rice
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups brown jasmine rice
  • 3½ cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian flat leaf parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Directions
In a sauce pan, add 3 cups of stock and salt, and heat it over medium flame. Bring it to boil, add rice and simmer it for 30 minutes covered. Add the herbs one by one and cook it for 15 minutes till the rice absorbs all the taste. Add some more stock if needed. Once it is well cooked, transfer the rice onto a serving plate, and serve it hot and steamy with chives and parsley.

With these mouth-watering hot recipes, you too must be thinking of cooking them. Well, start right away and have fun enjoying a healthy and nutritious meal!