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How To Cook Jasmine Rice

Learn the best way to cook Jasmine rice. It comes out perfectly cooked, fluffy, and fragrant. With the right rice to water ratio, it's great every single time.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine thai
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2.25 cups of rice
Calories 60kcal
Author Aleksandra


  • 1 cup (190g) Jasmine rice
  • 1 ¼ cups (300g) water
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt


  • Add rice, water, and salt into a medium pot. Stir to combine.
  • Close the pot with a tight-fitting lid. Bring to a boil over medium heat then lower the heat to low and cook for 12 minutes.
  • Take the pot off the heat, leave the rice to rest for 10 minutes (with the lid on).
  • Open the pot and fluff the rice gently with a fork/wooden spoon/silicone spatula.
  • Enjoy!


  • The water to rice ratio will be different for other types of rice.
  • Rinsing Jasmine rice is not necessary, it comes out great without the rinsing. If you do want to rinse it: add your rice to a medium bowl, add water and stir the rice until the water is cloudy. Strain the cloudy water on a sieve and repeat the process two more times. Some of the water will stay in the rice so add 2 tablespoons less water to the recipe (so you're going to add 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of water for 1 cup of rice).
  • Make sure you're using a tight-fitting lid. If your lid does not fit your pot tight, more water will evaporate during the cooking process and you will end up with uncooked rice or rice that has stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  • Every stove cooks differently and the heat under your pot may be different than mine so if your rice is not cooked after 12 minutes, try cooking it for 13 or 14 minutes. Don't omit resting time!
  • Sometimes I like to toast the rice in 1-2 teaspoons of butter before adding the water and salt (just cook it with butter for a minute or until it smells fragrant). It improves the flavor of the rice.
  • Calories = 1 serving (1/3 of the recipe). This is only an estimate!


Calories: 60kcal