Preparation : 5 Minutes
Cooking : 20-25 Minutes
Serves : 3-4 Servings
Episode : 30
Author : Christina Hann Trefzger
Video recipe is here
Today I am going to show you how to cook jasmine rice. I have different types of rice at home; brown rice, jasmine, basmati, pandan, short grain Japanese rice, sushi rice, risotto rice, white glutinous and dark glutinous rice. I also like to eat wild rice, but do you know that wild rice is not rice 🙂
My friends and neighbors have been asking me how I normally cook my rice. And jasmine rice is mostly eaten rice in Asia and Europe besides basmati rice, that’s why I want to share it with you.
1 Cup of jasmine rice
1 1/4 Cups of water
- Put rice into a small pot, wash and rinse it. Cleaning the rice from the starch will make the cooked rice become very soft, fluffy and yummy. I know some people don’t do that, but I think it’s very important to do so to reach delicious cooked rice. Unless you cook Italian risotto.
- Add the water.
- A lot of people say that 1:1 is the ratio. Well, I disagree, it depends on what kind of rice you are cooking. Basmati can absorb double amount of water and still tastes really great. I will cook basmati rice with 1:2 ratio (1 part of rice, 2 parts of water). But the ratio will be different if I cook short grain Japanese rice.
- In Asia, it is very common to understand your rice before cooking it. And people also ask the sellers about the rice, if it is “soft grain rice” or “hard grain rice”. Although it is the same type of rice. Soft grain rice means you’ll need less water to cook otherwise it will be mushed, wet and soft. Hard grain rice means you gotta add more water to reach this fluffy and yummy cooked rice.
- Turn the heat to the highest, don’t cover and let it cook until the bubbles come out. Cover with the lid and turn to the lowest heat. You want the steam to cook the rice. The longer it is cooked, the better it tastes later.
- Let it cook for about 20 minutes or until the rice is not wet anymore.
- Serve! xoxo Christina