Jasmine rice, named for the grains’ distinctive jasmine color, is a global culinary phenomenon. It originated in Southeast Asia’s paddy fields and has since spread over the world, adding its distinct fragrances to our favorite rice dishes. Whether you’re new to cooking with jasmine rice or are already familiar with this fragrant grain, Carolina® Rice has 5 simple ways to make jasmine rice. So, without further ado, let’s delve into the craft of cooking with jasmine rice.

Stovetop Method of Cooking Jasmine Rice

Ingredients and Equipment 

To cook jasmine rice on the stovetop, you will need to have  Carolina® Jasmine Rice, water, a pot with a tight lid, and a fork for fluffing.


-Boil Water and Add Rice

Begin by rinsing the rice to eliminate excess starch. In a pot, combine the rice and water, then bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the water is absorbed.


Cover the rice and let it simmer until thoroughly cooked. Avoid lifting the lid. After cooking, allow the rice to steam for a few minutes.

Essentials for Perfectly Cooked Jasmine Rice

  • Use the right rice-to-water ratio for fluffy rice. For our long grain jasmine rice, use a ratio of 1 cup rice to 1 ½ cups water. However, always check the packaging for the particular water-to-rice ratio, which may differ depending on the variety.
  • To avoid stickiness, don’t stir the rice during cooking.
  • To produce the best texture, avoid stirring the rice. This will prevent stickiness.

One-Pot Jasmine Rice Recipe 

Now that we’ve learned how to cook jasmine rice properly, let’s take it a step further and try a delightful one-pot meal. This One-Pot Yellow Rice recipe is an excellent way to get started on your quest. Made with a variety of aromatic ingredients (baby spinach, diced tomatoes, onions, chicken broth, black beans, and cilantro), it’s a simple recipe to prepare because the stovetop does all of the work for you. Chef’s Tip: In a one-pot recipe, you’ll need to modify the rice-to-water ratio to accommodate the additional ingredients being cooked. This recipe calls for 4 cups of water to be added while cooking.

Air Fryer Jasmine Rice 

Spicy Rice

Next, we’ll look at a culinary technique that has recently gained popularity worldwide. This Spicy Rice dish is seasoned with garlic, sesame oil, spicy Sriracha sauce, peas, carrots, onions, and pepper flakes. It makes use of Carolina® Ready to Heat Jasmine Rice for convenience, allowing you to enjoy a great supper in just 20 minutes.

How Do Air Fryers Work?

Air fryers work on the same concept as convection ovens, circulating hot air around the ingredients to provide a balanced and even cook. One of the numerous benefits of using an air fryer is that it does not require oil to facilitate the cooking process. Want to learn more about how to use an air fryer? Read our Air Fryer 101 post and discover a range of recipes you can try out at home.

Insta-Worthy Rice Balls Recipe

Rice balls, commonly known as onigiri in Japan, are ideal for enhancing the texture of jasmine rice. These Crispy Veggie Rice Balls accomplish just that. They are a great party snack to share with friends and just take 15 minutes to make. Alternatively, if you want to get your kids to eat more vegetables, this recipe is excellent because it’s crispy and salty on the surface while packed with grated carrots, onions, red bell peppers, and cucumbers on the inside.

Crispy Veggie Rice Balls

Baking Jasmine Rice in the Oven

Another easy way to prepare jasmine rice is by baking it in the oven. As with one pot recipes, rice bakes can be made using just one utensil. In this Harissa Baked Feta and Rice with Poached Eggs, just place your ingredients in an appropriate baking dish and let the oven do the rest for a cheesy and tasty Greek-inspired dish loaded with protein and nutrients. Don’t be shocked if this becomes a crowd favorite at your dinner table.

Fried Rice Recipe with Coconut

Finally, to cap things off, here’s a fried rice dish with some tropical zest. Our Coconut Flavored Shrimp Fried Rice adds a fruity twist to the conventional fried rice dish. Bursting with the aromas of jasmine rice, fresh cilantro, toasted sesame seeds, and coconut flakes, it’s a fragrant and enticing lunch or dinner option.

Shrimp Fried Rice
Coconut Flavored Shrimp Fried Rice

Embrace the Fragrance of Jasmine Rice

At Carolina® Rice, we’re all about letting our hair down when it’s time to cook. That’s why we say #playwithyourfood. Cooking nutritious meals for those you care about is the ultimate expression of gratitude. Sharing your culinary creativity, whether with family or friends, is a heartfelt gesture. Visit our blog to find out what’s cooking!

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