Fragrant Jasmine Rice

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You actually want the rice to stick to the pot for this jasmine rice recipe.

Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Yield:
4 serves

Cooking jasmine rice is one of those seemingly simple tasks that is actually pretty difficult to perfect, even for some professional cooks. But once you practice the technique, all things considered, you'll be steaming to perfection in no time.

Also, keep in mind that rice stuck to the bottom of the pot is actually a sign that you've nailed the jasmine rice-to-water ratio. To release it, all you have to do is remove the pot from the stove, and let it rest, covered, for 5 minutes. The starchy grains will magically release from the bottom for a perfectly cooked batch of jasmine rice.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup jasmine rice

  • Kosher salt

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, combine jasmine rice, 1½ cups water, and ½ teaspoon salt, and bring to a boil.

  2. Stir once, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 18 minutes. (Do not lift the lid or stir!)

  3. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes; fluff with a fork and serve.

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Chef's Notes

If you need an idea on how to use jasmine rice, mix it with some glazed salmon and broccoli.

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