Rice has never been a starch I enjoyed cooking. My rice always turned out too sticky, too dry or too watery. I've finally found a perfect ratio for cooking fluffy stovetop rice. This easy and fluffy stovetop jasmine rice recipe never lets me down. My husband also comments that even he can't mess up this rice cooking method.
I cook jasmine rice for all of my Asian inspired dishes like my Instant Pot Mongolian Beef or any other dish where I need a lower fat, lighter kind of starch. Rice is a great filler and easy side dish to cook on the fly when you just need to put more food on the table. It's not the star of your meal, but it's still key to completing many warming, hearty meals.
Easy Stovetop Side
Jasmine rice is an easy starch to cook up when you're needing a filler or grain for your meal. It is a type of white rice, so it doesn't have the same nutritional benefits of brown rice, but if you're just needing a standard rice to cook quickly for your meal, stir-fry, to accompany an Asian main dish, jasmine rice is what you're looking for.
A Perfect Rice
To cook a great, fluffy portion of rice you'll need:
- Medium saucepan with a tight fitting lid that holds at least 3 cups.
- Jasmine Rice- this is a long grain white rice. I prefer using a Non-GMO Jasmine rice.
- Sea Salt- I use a finely ground sea salt.
- Coconut Oil or Olive Oil (My preference for this rice is Extra Virgin Coconut oil. It gives it a nice texture and mild sweetness)
- 1.25 cups water. The amount of water you use needs to be precise, too much or too little water will drastically affect your rice.
Here are some great entrees to serve with Jasmine Rice!
How to Make Perfect Fluffy Stovetop Jasmine Rice
- 1 cup jasmine rice
- 1 ¼ cups water
- ½ teaspoon sea salt fine grain
- 1 teaspoon coconut or olive oil
- Pour rice into fine mesh strainer and rinse under water for about a minute. You may also soak the rice in a bowl with water and rinse and strain the rice 3-4 times.
- Add water, sea salt and oil to a medium sauce pot that has a tight fitting lid.
- Bring water to a boil over medium high heat. Once the water begins to boil, add the rice to the pot, give it a quick stir. Turn down heat to simmer. Once simmering close lid and set a 12 minute timer. Do not open the lid!
- Once the timer goes off, turn stovetop off, remove the pot from the heat and leave untouched and leave the pot covered for 10 minutes.
- Once the 10 minutes is up, you may fluff the rice with a fork and it is ready to serve!