How to Cook Jasmine Rice

How to Cook Flavorful Fragrant Jasmine Rice in 3 Amazing Ways

Cook jasmine rice the right way in order to get its mild flavor and sweet scent. Read the Tastessence article to find three different ways to ensure you get tender rice every time.
Grown in Thailand, jasmine rice is a perfumed long-grain rice which looks a lot like the Basmati rice that is grown in India. Make stir fries, desserts, salads, pilaf, or used as a stuffing, this rice is used in a various Asian cuisines.

Cook Rice in ...

a Pot
  • In a big pot, place 3 cups of jasmine rice and rinse under cold water at least 2―3 times.
  • When the water is running clear, add water or stock to the rice so that it rises at least an inch above its level.
  • To measure, you can dip your index finger inside to see if the water level reaches the second line on the finger.
  • Add a pinch of salt, turn on the stove, and place the pot on high heat.
  • Once the water begins to boil, turn the heat to low and cover the pot.
  • Cook the rice till the water in the pot evaporates, and the rice is cooked.
  • Turn the stove off and wait for 5―10 minutes before you remove the cover.
  • Before you serve the rice, use a fork to fluff it a bit, and serve it hot.
a Rice Cooker
  • In a bowl, place 3 cups of jasmine rice and rinse under cold water at least 2―3 times.
  • When the water is running clear, transfer the rice into the rice cooker.
  • Add 3 cups of water or stock to the rice, and place the cover on top.
  • Turn the rice cooker on (make sure you know how to use a rice cooker and have read the instructions beforehand).
  • After you set the timer, depending on how many cups of rice is being cooked, the cooker will turn itself off once done.
  • Wait for at least 5―10 minutes before you uncover the cooker.
  • To serve, fluff the rice with a fork and serve with your favorite dish.
the Microwave
  • In a bowl, place 3 cups of jasmine rice and rinse under cold water at least 2―3 times.
  • When the water is running clear, transfer the rice into a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Add water or stock to the rice so that it rises at least an inch above its level.
  • To measure, you can dip your index finger inside to see if the water level reaches the first line on the finger.
  • Place a lid on the bowl and place it inside the microwave. Cook for 7―9 minutes, or till the water evaporates and the rice is cooked completely.
  • Don't uncover the lid for at least 5―10 minutes. To serve, use a fork to fluff the rice, and then serve it hot.
Even though we have given you three different ways to cook the rice, you can choose either of the techniques. Since everyone has a unique cooking method, you can cook the rice to perfection with any of the methods you are comfortable with.