This was a toss up in our house. I have to say that I enjoyed this alot better than dh. He must be getting picky in his old age. He is a rice lover, so I don't know why he had a problem with it. My ds seemed to enjoy it very much too. In making it, I decided to go with the jasmine rice. It was my first time using it. My rice had alittle crunch to it, making me think it didn't get done enough. I made this recipe for PAC Spring 2006. Thank you Gayla!