Named for the petals of the jasmine flowers it resembles, jasmine rice is popular around the world. Hailing from the paddy fields of Southeast Asia, it has traveled the globe, bringing its unique aromas to many of our favorite rice meals. Curious about cooking with jasmine rice or are already familiar with this fragrant grain? Either way, Mahatma® Rice is here to help with 5 easy ways to prepare meals with jasmine rice. Let’s dive into the fragrant world of cooking with jasmine rice!

Cooking Jasmine Rice on Stovetop

Ingredients and Equipment

To cook jasmine rice on the stovetop, you will need Mahatma® Jasmine Rice, water, a pot with a tight-fitting lid, and a fork for fluffing.

Step-by-Step Instructions

-Bring the Water and Rice to a Boil

Start by rinsing the rice to remove excess starch. Combine rice and water in a pot, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the water is absorbed.

-Simmer the Rice

After the rice boils, reduce the heat. Cover the rice and allow it to simmer until fully cooked and the water is absorbed. Avoid lifting the lid during cooking. It’s also important to let the rice steam for a few minutes after cooking.

Tips for Perfectly Cooked Jasmine Rice

  • Use the correct rice-to-water ratio for fluffy rice. Our long-grain jasmine rice requires a rice-to-water ratio of 1 cup of rice to 1 1/2 cups of water. However, always check the packaging for the specific water-to-rice ratio, as this may vary depending on the variety. 
  • To achieve optimal texture, avoid stirring the rice. This will prevent stickiness.

One Pot Jasmine Rice

One Pot Yellow Rice

Now that we’ve got to grips with the best way to cook jasmine rice on its own, let’s take things up a notch with a tasty, one pot recipe. To begin, try our One-Pot Yellow Rice, and let the stove do all the work for you! Made with a range of flavorful ingredients—from baby spinach and chopped tomatoes, to onions, chicken bouillon, black beans and cilantro—this is a delicious dish despite being incredibly easy to make.

Chef’s Tip: Note that in a one-pot recipe, you will need to adjust the rice-to-water ratio due to the extra ingredients being cooked. This recipe calls for 4 cups of water during cooking. 

Cooking Jasmine Rice with an Air Fryer 

Next up, we have a cooking technique that has taken the world by storm in recent years. If you didn’t think you could cook rice in an air fryer, think again! Our Spicy Air Fryer Rice is made with a mouthwatering blend of ingredients, such as garlic, sesame oil, spicy Sriracha sauce, peas, carrots, onions, and pepper flakes. Made with Mahatma® Ready to Heat Jasmine Rice it’s a delicious meal that’s ready in just 20 minutes. 

Air Fried Rice
Spicy Air Fryer Rice

How Does an Air Fryer Work?

Using the same principle as a convection oven, an air fryer circulates hot air throughout its interior, allowing for balanced, even cook. One of the many advantages of using an air fryer is that it doesn’t require much oil to aid the cooking process. Curious to know more about how to use an air fryer? Check out our comprehensive guide to air fryer recipes for more culinary inspiration. 

Crave-Worthy Rice Balls Recipe

Rice balls, known in Japan as onigiri, are great for adding new dimension to the texture of jasmine rice. These Crispy Veggie Rice Balls do just that! Ready in just 15 minutes , they work well as a party snack to share with friends. Crispy and savory on the outside but packed with carrots, red bell peppers and cucumbers on the inside, these rice balls are also a great way to entice little ones into eating more veggies.

How to Cook Rice in the Oven

Yet another convenient technique for preparing jasmine rice is baking it in the oven. Just like one pot recipes, rice bake recipes only call for one baking dish, meaning they’re ideal if washing up isn’t your favorite thing. For this Baked Feta Rice with Poached Eggs and Harissa, simply gather your ingredients in a suitable baking dish and let the oven do the work. The result? A cheesy and delicious, Greek-inspired meal that’s packed with protein and plenty of nutritious ingredients. Don’t be surprised if this becomes a favorite with everyone at the table.  

Feta Rice with Poached Eggs and Harissa

Coconut Fried Rice Recipe

To wrap things up, we bring you a fried rice dish with some tropical flair. Our Savory Coconut Fried Rice brings a fruity dimension to traditional fried rice recipe. Bursting with the combined aromas of jasmine rice, fresh cilantro, toasted sesame seeds, and coconut flakes, this is a fragrant, crowd-pleasing meal.

Embrace the Fragrance of Jasmine Rice

At Mahatma® Rice, we’re all about having fun in the kitchen. That’s why we encourage you to #playwithyourfood. Cooking delicious, wholesome meals for the people you love is the ultimate token of your appreciation. Whether it’s with family or friends, sharing your kitchen creativity is a gesture that comes straight from the heart.

For more culinary inspiration for every meal of the day, be sure to check out our blog

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