Thai Jasmine Brown Rice
Enjoying whole grain foods is now easier with so many options! Brown rice is a great addition to any meal – plus, it offers a new flavor to swap in for your traditional white rice side dish. For those who prefer aromatic rice varieties, but also want to enjoy that whole grain goodness, Mahatma® Thai Jasmine Brown Rice is our top pick!
100% whole grain Thai Jasmine Brown Rice is de-hulled to remove the outer shell, but still has the germ and bran layer intact. Certified by the Whole Grains Council, and Non-GMO Project Verified, this aromatic Thai delicacy is perfect for serving with stir-fried vegetables and meats as well as other grilled or fried foods.
Differences Between White and Brown Jasmine Rice
- Aroma: the whole grains release the same enticing aroma while cooking as white Thai Jasmine Rice.
- Texture: both white and brown grains remain separate, light and fluffy when cooked. However, jasmine brown rice is firmer and slightly chewier.
- Taste: while it has some of that sweet jasmine rice flavor, the whole grain variety has a nuttier taste.
Stovetop Method: In a saucepan, bring 1 ½ cups of water to a boil. Stir in 1 cup of rice. If desired, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon salt per cup of uncooked rice. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until all water is absorbed. For drier rice, use ¼ cup less water. Or, for moister rice, use ¼ cup more water.
Microwave: In a 2 quart microwave safe dish, combine 2 cups water with 1 cup rice. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes. Reduce setting to 50% power, microwave for 15 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. It is recommended that only 1 cup of rice be prepared in the microwave at a time. Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate.
Although these grains have a signature taste and aroma, there are some pantry staples that will help to add more or boost the flavor of Mahatma® Brown Jasmine Rice.
- Liquids: for a neutral flavor, cook the grains in water. Or, try something new by combining with or substituting water altogether with stock, tomato or soy sauce, or liquid aminos. Making a chicken and rice recipe? Cook brown jasmine rice in chicken broth. Going with an Asian-inspired dish? Combine cooking water with liquid aminos or soy sauce for extra tasty results.
- Salt: this ingredient is usually added to taste. Either table or Kosher salt will enhance the grain’s taste. Skip it if you’re cooking grains in already seasoned stock or broth.
- Herbs: both fresh or dried herbs will not only add taste but aroma to your rice. Add them to cooking water or sprinkle on top when cooked to vary the flavors of your staple rice side dish. Cilantro, basil, thyme, and dried chili flakes are among the most common.
Whole grains can be used in any recipe where you would regularly use white rice. Jasmine Rice is best tailored for Thai-inspired meals, rice pilafs and fried rice. Swap out traditional Brown Rice or Jasmine Rice for the whole grain aromatic variety in any of these delicious dishes:
- Breakfast bowl: combine with kimchi and a fried egg to make a hearty and flavorful rice bowl that will make you start your day off on the right foot.
- Raisin and Rice Mini Pies: treat yourself to something sweet by whipping up these tasty and convenient single-serving pies. Did we mention they’re a whole grain dessert alternative?
- Enchiladas: add whole grains to your favorite Red and Green Enchiladas with Mahatma® Jasmine Brown Rice. With the combination of beans and salsa, this is a delicious and hearty vegetarian meal.
¼ cup (45g)