Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Soft, light, sweet and floral. Goes well with Asian dishes.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 12 cups water (or Jasmine tea)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons butter


  1. Bring water, salt, and butter to a boil.
  2. Stir in rice with a fork.
  3. Bring back to a boil, then cut heat to simmer.
  4. Cover (do not take off lid to check on rice, or stir, you may get gummy rice, if you do!) and cook for 15 minutes.
Most Helpful

Thanks for posting this recipe. I buy my Jasmine rice in bulk and keep it in a different container so I don't have the cooking instruction. The only thing I change when making this is to use coconut oil in place of the butter; it is a healthy fat and gives a delightful flavor that compliments most dishes.

Bobbin July 12, 2012

Comes out perfect! It is now my favorite way to make rice!

*Z* November 02, 2011

Surprisingly tasty for such a simple recipe. My rice came out perfectly separated. I may reduce the butter next time if I am having one of those days where I feel like being healthy! The tip not to uncover or stir is priceless as that may be where I have been going wrong all of this time - thanks!

bhu January 21, 2011