How To Cook Jasmine Rice – Easy To Do

Acquaint yourself with the details of how to cook jasmine rice on various kitchen appliances such as rice cooker, instant pot, slow cooker, & stove. In the end, there is a brief section on the nutrition of jasmine rice.

1. What is Jasmine Rice?

Jasmine rice is a type of long-grain white rice most commonly farmed in Southeast Asian regions such as Thailand. It is also known as ‘Khao Hom Mali’ which means Thai fragrant rice.

The unique beautiful aroma of jasmine rice makes it quite appetizing. After being cooked, the rice becomes somewhat sticky in texture, has a fluffy feel, and sweet flavor. Jasmine rice tastes delectable with savory Thai curries and due to its sweet taste; it is used for making various desserts as well.

2. How to Cook Jasmine Rice in a Rice Cooker

Things you’ll need

  • 1 cup Jasmine rice
  • 1 cup of water
  • A pinch of salt (optional)
  • A rice cooker, colander, & fork/spatula

How long to cook jasmine rice in a Rice Cooker

It takes 20-25 minutes to cook jasmine rice in a rice cooker. An additional, 10 minutes resting time is required too.

 Cooking Process

Step 1: Wash the rice with cold tap water in a bowl. Stir the rice with your hands to remove the starch. Drain the water and rinse 1-2 times until the water is no longer cloudy.

Step 2: Add the rice as well as 1 cup of water into the rice cooker. You may add a pinch of salt if you desire. Stir the seasoning and cover with the lid.

Step 3: Now plug in the rice cooker and press the cook button (or whichever cooking button is present in your rice cooker). It will take about 20-25 minutes to cook.

Step 4: After the rice is cooked. Turn off the rice cooker and let the rice sit covered for 10 more minutes.

Step 5: Finally, remove the lid, fluff the rice with a fork/spatula, and serve warm.

Enjoy the warm jasmine rice with any vegetable/meat curry.

Tip: The ratio for jasmine rice and water is 1:1 since unlike other white rice, it absorbs lesser water.

3. How to Cook Jasmine Rice in Instant Pot

Things you’ll need

  • 1 cup of jasmine rice
  • 1 cup of water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (or use as preferred) (optional)
  • An instant pot & spatula

How long to cook jasmine rice in instant pot

It takes 3 minutes to cook jasmine rice in an instant pot.

Cooking Process: instant pot jasmine rice

Step 1: Start by cleaning the rice under running cool tap water to get rid of dirt and starch. Shake off the excess water and transfer the rice to the instant pot.

Step 2: Add a cup of water and season with salt. Stir the rice once, close the lid, and adjust the valve to sealing.

Step 3: Plugin the instant pot and choose a setting-

If you choose RICE SETTING then the instant pot will set the time automatically.

If you choose PRESSURE COOKER SETTING then set the time to 3 minutes at high temperature.

Step 4: As the jasmine rice finishes cooking (in any of the above settings), let the rice rest in the instant pot for 10 minutes.

In case you have cooked the rice in the pressure cooker setting, release the pressure (after the rice has rested) by turning the valve to venting.

Step 5: Remove the lid, fluff the rice, and serve immediately.

Tip: Always use the same measuring cup to measure both rice and water.

4. How to Cook Jasmine Rice in a Slow Cooker

Things you’ll need

  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 cup + 3 tablespoons of Water
  • A slow cooker & a spoon/spatula

How long to cook jasmine rice in a slow cooker

It takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to cook jasmine rice in a slow cooker.

Cooking Process

Step 1: First of all, spray the slow cooker with olive oil or any other cooking oil. (* this helps save the rice from sticking to the slow cooker)

Step 2: Next, transfer the rinsed jasmine rice into the slow cooker, pour the water (1 cup+ 3 tablespoons) and close the lid. (*season with salt if preferred)

Step 3: Turn on the slow cooker and set it on low. Cook for 90 minutes.

Step 4: After the cooking is over, turn off the slow cooker and let the rice rest in the steam for 10-15 minutes.

Lastly, uncover the lid, fluff the rice, and serve.

Relish the slow-cooked aromatic soft jasmine rice with your choice of gravy or sautéed veggies.

Tip: In case you oven the lid after 90 minutes of cooking and find that the top layer of rice is tough and under-cooked, then try this trick. Drizzle some water on the top; flip over the entire rice so that the top under-cooked layer of rice goes to the bottom. Then cover the lid, and cook for 20 more minutes on low.

5. How to Cook Jasmine Rice on the Stove

Things you’ll need

  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1½ cups of water
  • A pot with well-fitted lid & a fork/spatula

How long to cook jasmine rice on the stove

It takes 20-30 minutes to cook jasmine rice on the stove.

Cooking Process

Step 1: Pour 1½ cups of water in a pot and place it on the stove on high heat. Wait for the water to come to a boil.

Step 2: Add a cup of rinsed jasmine rice to the pot of boiling water. Stir once and wait until the water comes to a boil again.

Step 3: Place a well-fitted lid on the pot (so that the steam doesn’t escape). Adjust the heat to medium-low and allow the jasmine rice to simmer for 20 minutes.

Step 4: Next, turn off the stove. Keep the pot covered for an additional 10 minutes.

Lastly, remove the lid. Fluff the cooked jasmine rice to release the moisture and serve.  

Tip: While the rice is cooking or resting, avoid uncovering the lid. Otherwise, the steam will release and thereby affect the texture of the cooked jasmine rice.

6. Nutrition of Jasmine Rice

A cup (180gms) of cooked jasmine rice contains:-

  • Calories: 181
  • Protein: 4gms
  • Fat: 1gm
  • Carbohydrates: 39gms
  • Fiber: 1gm

Learning how to cook jasmine rice using 4 different kitchen appliances can prove quite useful. Now, you can decide on a cooking technique that suits you best and prepare soft fluffy fragrant jasmine rice conveniently at home.

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