Jasmine Rice

Recipe: Jasmine Rice

Makes : About 6 Cups | Basics , Salads/Sides Dairy Free , Vegan , Vegetarian
The moisture content of rice varies depending on the brand and how long it sits on grocery store shelves. This ratio of rice to water almost always works well, but a few simple tricks will keep you on course. If your rice is still a little wet when it comes time for steaming, drape a clean dishtowel over the pot and cover with the lid. The towel helps absorb some of the excess liquid. If the rice seems dry before steaming, add 1 to 2 tablespoons water before replacing the lid. And don’t forget to save leftovers; they’re perfect for fried rice.


  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water


  • 1) Put the rice in a bowl and cover it with cool water. Swish the rice around in the water with your hand until the liquid turns a milky color. Pour off the water and repeat the process until the water stays mostly clear, about three or four times. Drain the rice in a colander and then transfer it to a medium pot.
  • 2) Add the water to the pot and bring to a boil. Let the water boil for about 1 minute and then cover the pot. Lower the heat to low and simmer until the rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Uncover the pot and fluff the rice with a fork or spatula. Replace the lid and let the rice steam for 5 minutes longer before serving.

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