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How to Cook Jasmine Brown Rice Without a Rice Cooker

Rice is the main diet of 50 percent of the population.  Jasmine brown rice, a type of long grain rice, has beautiful aromatic fragrance like pandan leaves.  Its texture is starchy and not as sticky as short grain rice.  Jasmine brown rice is originally from Thailand. Brown rice offers a lot more benefits; it reduces your risk of having diabetes, heart disease and cancer according to a study done by Harvard School of Public Health.

  • 2 cups* of Jasmine brown rice
  • 4- 5 cups* of filtered water

Ideally, brown rice should be presoaked about 3-4 hours before.  If the rice is not presoaked, use 2 1/2  cups of water for 1 cup of rice. For presoaked brown rice, use 2 1/4 cups of water for 1 cup of rice.


  1. Put the measured rice and water in the pot.
  2. Turn the stove on to medium to medium high.  If you have electric stove, turn it on between six and seven for about 20-25 minutes and leave the pot uncovered.
  3. As the water reaches about 1/4-1/2 left, turn the stove down to low between 2 and 3 for 25-30 minutes. it all depends on how soft you like the rice.
  4. Put the lid on after you adjust the stove.
  5. Turn off the stove and leave it on the stove for 5 minutes.
  6. It is now ready to serve. Bon Appetit!

If you prefer crunchier rice, shorten step #3 to 6 for about 5-10 minutes.  Short grain rice can be cooked with the same method except with less water.

*I usually use the rice cup that came with the rice cooker.  You can use the same proportion with a regular measuring cup.

Jasmine Brown Rice

Brown Rice Plate


  1. February 28, 2014    

    Do you cover the rice at any point.

    • April 10, 2014    

      Yes, I cover the pot after I lower the heat. Thanks, Martha, for bringing it to my attention. I updated the post after I receive your comments. I’m sorry it took me a while to respond your email due to work, family and another urgent matter. Thank you for visiting my site. If I can assist you with Asian food questions, feel free to email me here. Also, your feedback is greatly appreciated. Have a wonderful evening!

  2. May 6, 2014    

    I am a comically bad cook. Hopefully your clear instructions will help!

    • September 14, 2014    

      I would be happy to help if you still need instructions. Happy cooking!

      Best Regards,

  3. AxE's Gravatar AxE
    September 6, 2014    

    I was a bit skeptical at first… But this method works perfectly! & with the lid off, I can smell that wonderful aroma of jasmine rice cooking 🙂 Thank you!

    • September 14, 2014    

      Hi AxE,

      You’re welcome! I’m pleased to hear that it works perfectly. Happy Cooking!

      Best Regards,