3 Ways to Make Jasmine Rice

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3 Ways to Make Jasmine Rice
3 Ways to Make Jasmine Rice
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The smooth flavor and sweet aroma of jasmine rice are two reasons that make it a darling among rice lovers. Popular in Thai cuisine, jasmine rice can also be served with other dishes, such as chicken or curry. It can even be used in pilaf, casserole or rice pudding.

Ingredients

on the stove

  • 1½ cup (350 ml) of water.
  • 1 cup (225 g) of jasmine rice.
  • ½ teaspoon of salt (optional).

Makes four servings.

in the rice cooker

  • 1 cup (240 ml) of water.
  • 1 cup (225 g) of jasmine rice.
  • ½ teaspoon of salt (optional).

Makes twelve servings.

in the microwave

  • 1 cup (225 g) of jasmine rice.
  • 2 cups (480 ml) of water.
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt (optional).

Makes four servings.

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Preparing Rice on the Stove

Step 1. Wash 1 cup of jasmine rice two or three times with cold water

Use a pan or drying rack. This Step is important to remove the starch layer from the rice and prevent it from becoming sticky and soggy.

The water must come out clean at the end. A couple of washes will do, but maybe more needs to be done

Step 2. Add rice and water to a medium saucepan with a thick bottom

You need to use 1½ cup of water for every cup of rice. The pot must also have a lid.

  • If desired, add ½ teaspoon of salt.
  • Keep the proportion of water and rice even when preparing a larger amount.
  • Use a pan that is four times the size of the amount of rice to be cooked. Rice expands and increases three times in size, so it must be big.

Step 3. Bring the water to a boil over medium heat

If you're in a hurry, you can even use a high heat, but be careful not to let the water heat up and bubble too much, so the rice sticks to the pan.

The water should cover the rice. If there are clumps of rice coming out of the water, stir everything with a spoon

Step 4. Cover the pan and cook the rice over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes

The lid must be tightly closed. If the pan does not have a lid, cover it with a sheet of aluminum foil or a tempered glass dish.

It is important to cover the pot to keep the steam inside

Step 5. Let the rice rest for five minutes

Do not remove the cap yet. Just turn off the heat and move the pan to another burner on the stove, leaving it quiet for five minutes.

During this time, the steam finishes cooking the rice

Step 6. Drop the rice with a fork before serving

The rice at the bottom of the pan must be dry. Sometimes, it doesn't come out right, even following all the instructions to the letter. Don't worry if something goes wrong, you can still fix it:

  • If the rice is too dry or raw, add a little water, cover the pan and cook it over low heat for another five or ten minutes.
  • If it gets too wet, cover the pan and cook it for another five to seven minutes over low heat.

Method 2 of 3: Using a Rice Cooker

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Step 1. Wash 1 cup (225 g) of jasmine rice with cold water

Use a pan or drying rack over the sink. Wash the rice until the water comes out clean, that is, two or three times.

This step is important to remove the starch layer from the rice and prevent it from becoming sticky and soggy

Step 2. Place the rice in the crockpot and add 1 cup (240 ml) of water

Check the instruction manual first of all. This method should work for most rice cookers, but there may be some variations in water proportion and cooking time.

  • If desired, add ½ teaspoon of salt.
  • No need to dry the rice; just let the excess water drain and add it to the crockpot.
  • If you want to make a different amount, keep the proportion and add enough water. In most cases, the proportion is equal parts water and rice.
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Step 3. Turn on the crockpot and let the rice cook until it turns off

Again: it all depends on your pot. In most cases, simply place it on a heat-proof surface, plug it in, and turn on the device. Cookware usually shuts down on its own when rice is finished cooking.

Some have different cooking options. Read the manual to find out which one is right and choose the most suitable one

Step 4. Let the rice sit in the crockpot for 10 to 15 minutes after it turns off

Do not remove the lid during this period, so that the steam will finish cooking. This way, the rice doesn't get too sticky or soggy.

In some cases, it is possible to leave the rice in the pan for about 30 minutes

Step 5. Drop the rice with a wooden spoon and serve it

You can serve it directly from the crockpot or put it on a platter beforehand.

After removing the rice, leave the pan open and wait for it to dry. Remove the remaining grains and clean it with a damp sponge or cloth

Method 3 of 3: Using the microwave

Cook Jasmine Rice Step 1

Step 1. Wash 1 cup of jasmine rice until the water comes out clean

Two or three times is usually enough. This Step is important to remove excess starch and prevent the rice from sticking.

  • Use cold water to wash rice, not hot.
  • You can use a pan or a colander.

Step 2. Place the rice and water in a microwave-safe container

Place the rice in a suitable container that is about 1.5 l and add 2 cups (480 ml) of water. Do not cover the bowl.

  • If desired, add 1/8 teaspoon of salt.
  • If you make more rice, don't forget to add more water too. Use the 1 to 2 ratio.
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Step 3. Cook rice on high power for about ten minutes

Most of the water should dry out at this point and there should be little holes in the rice created by the steam coming out. If this is not the case, cook it at intervals of one minute and keep checking it until you notice the little holes.

  • Cooking time also varies depending on the appliance, so it can take more than ten minutes.
  • If your microwave is powerful, you may need to reduce cooking time. Always be aware of the holes left by the steam.
  • Don't worry if the rice looks raw. This step is just the beginning of preparation.

Step 4. Cover the container or cover it with plastic wrap for four minutes

Wear gloves to gently take it out of the microwave and cover it with a lid or plastic wrap. Put it back in the appliance and cook the rice for another four or five minutes.

  • Do not drill holes in the plastic-film as the steam must be retained.
  • The rice should be almost done by this time.

Step 5. Let it rest covered for five minutes

During this period, the steam that was retained in the container must finish cooking the rice. If it looks too wet, cook it at one-minute intervals until done.

If it's too dry, add a little water, cover the container again, and cook the rice for another minute or two

Step 6. Take off the plastic film or the lid and loosen the rice before serving it

It's easier to use a fork for this, but it can also be a wooden spoon. Watch out for the hot steam that should come out when you take the lid off.

Tips

  • You can use less or more rice as long as the water proportion is maintained.
  • Wash it four or five times if you want to fry it later.
  • Choose a good quality jasmine rice. Don't buy "instant" options.
  • It is possible to store the finished rice in a closed container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
  • Replace some of the water with chicken stock or coconut milk if you want a tastier rice.

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