How to Make Perfect Fluffy Stovetop Jasmine Rice

Fluffy Jasmine Rice Side view with cutting board
Posted On: January 14, 2022
Last updated: October 17th, 2023

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.

Jasmine Rice

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.

Fluffy Rice in Bowl Top View

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!

Fluffy Rice in Bowl Top View

How to Make Perfect Fluffy Stovetop Jasmine Rice

This fluffy stovetop jasmine rice is quick and easy to make.  We make it all the time on the stovetop with amazing results.
4.67 from 6 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side
Cuisine Asian, Thai
Servings 6
Calories 118 kcal


  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt fine grain
  • 1 tsp 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!


I like to use the smallest burner on our stove for this stovetop jasmine rice.  It helps to keep the heat low for the simmering part.  If you have it simmering too hard or hot it will evaporate your water before the rice is cooked resulting in undercooked and possibly burnt rice.

Nutrition Disclaimer:

The nutritional information provided is only an estimate based on a third party nutritional plugin. Different online calculators may give different results depending on their own sources. The estimates may also change based on the ingredients you use. If you have dietary restrictions and need to accurately calculate the nutrition of this recipe, Whole Made Living recommends consulting a professional nutritionist.


Calories: 118kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 198mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 0.04gCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword how to, jasmine rice, rice, stovetop, Stovetop jasmine rice
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  • 5 stars
    Hi Katia, I have to agree with that this recipe is the best and my rice is now always wonderful. Thanks for your help with this recipe. It’s a blessing. Thank you. God bless you!

  • 5 stars
    OMG!! I followed your directions down to the letter and this is the first time my jasmine has come out perfect! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve messed up! Now I’m not afraid to cook it!!! Thank you sooooo much!!!

    • Awesome, Nicole! I love hearing that! I also used to mess up rice ALL the time, kept trying different methods and finally got it down and locked it in as my “go to” way to make it. Happy New Year!

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