How To Cook Brown Jasmine Rice

Brown jasmine rice has many health benefits over white rice, but you may be wondering how to cook brown jasmine rice. In this post I’ll share my cooking method and my brown rice cooking ratio that works like a charm. 

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Cooked brown rice in a white bowl on wooden bowl

Learn how to cook brown jasmine rice that turns out tender, flaky and perfect every time. With my easy method, you will no longer be stressed over uncooked over cooked brown rice. 

Is Brown Rice Healthy?

Brown rice is unpolished rice with only the husk removed, it has the germ and bran, unlike white rice. It is a whole grain, it has higher amounts of complex carbohydrates and fiber which makes you feel fuller longer. 

Brown rice retains all the vitamins and minerals and it is a good source of magnesium, selenium, manganese, potassium, choline, phosphorus.

Jasmine brown rice in a measuring on wooden board

Types Of Brown Rice

Short grain brown rice is soft and creamy when cooked, it is perfect for making risotto and rice pudding.

Long grain brown rice is very firm with separate grains and sturdy when cooked without the sticky texture.

Jasmine brown rice is firm when cooked with a fragrant aroma and nutty taste.

Basmati brown rice is like a long grain brown rice which cooks with separate grain, perfect for stir-fries. 

jasmine brown rice washed in a colander

How To Cook Brown Jasmine Rice On The Stove

  1. Sort and wash brown rice, using a colander.
  2. Place brown rice and water in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to the lowest setting and cover.
  3. Cook for 50 minutes or until rice is tender. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Storing Tips

Leftover rice can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days.

Brown rice can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

Adding water to brown rice in a pot

How To Make Brown Rice Taste Good

To make brown rice taste good, you can choose to cook it with:

  • Vegetable broth
  • Herbs like thyme, cilantro, basil
  • Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or soy sauce and green onions.
  • Salt and vegan butter
  • Beans 
  • Make fried rice

My flavorful, Turmeric Coconut Rice, Jamaican Rice-And-Peas and Spinach Rice are all made with brown rice.

cooked brown rice in a pot

Recipe FAQs

Does brown rice have gluten?

Brown rice is a gluten-free grain and it has no gluten whatsoever. It is ideal for people suffering from celiac disease. 

How many calories are in brown rice?

1 cup of cooked long grain brown rice has 216 calories.

How long do you cook brown rice on the stove?

Brown rice should cook for about 50 minutes.

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how to cook brown jasmine rice

Brown jasmine rice has many health benefits over white rice, but you may be wondering how to cook brown jasmine rice. In this post I’ll share my cooking method and my brown rice cooking ratio that works like a charm. 
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to cook bworn jasmine rice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 115kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Jasmine brown rice
  • 2 1/3 cups water

Instructions

  • Sort and wash brown rice, using a colander. Place brown rice and water in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, cover pot and reduce heat to the lowest setting. Cook for 50 minutes or until rice is tender. Fluff with a fork and serve.
  • Bring to a boil, cover pot and reduce heat to the lowest setting.
  • Cook for 50 minutes or until rice is tender. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

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40 Comments

    1. I plan to cook this rice for the first time. A bit nervous about having enough- you say 1 cup rice to 21/3 water serves 6 . Is this a generous serving ? Should I double up?

  1. Your suggestion about putting the brown rice in a dry skillet for a nuttier flavour is a good one. I toast my Steel Cut Oats in a popcorn maker that has a turntable sweep and it really improves the quality. I’m going to do as you suggest with the brown rice this week. If you want a photo let me know.

    1. John thank you. I’m so happy you found it useful. Can you share the photo on Instagram and tag me, thank you.

  2. 5 stars
    Perfect method! Thank you! Whenever I cook rice it either ends up burned on the bottom on too soggy but this was absolutely perfect. Thanks again!

      1. 5 stars
        This recipe worked perfectly. I added a can of pigeon peas and tomato bouillon and placed the foil under the lid. The result was amazing!!!!

    1. Use foil or grease paper, just don’t let the foil touch the water or rice, so cook in a deeper pot.

  3. 5 stars
    I could never get the right texture on brown rice until now. Thank you so much for sharing. I have used your recipe/ directions several times and it comes out perfect. YEEESSS.

    1. Charina, I’m so happy my method worked for you. I’m so excited for you. Thank you for sharing your feedback, I really appreciate it.

    1. Antonio, the rice will take about 50 minutes or more to cook no matter the amount, just make sure you have about 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 inches of water above the rice in the pot. Follow my instructions and my guidelines and you will make perfect rice all the time. I don’t measure rice when I cook at home, I just follow the guidelines I mentioned. 1 1/4- 1 1/2 inches of water above the rice, bring to a rapid boil on medium-high. Reduce to simmer or the lower setting, cover the pot, make sure to use a parchment paper at this stage and leave the rice alone for at least 30 minutes. You can then check, if the rice is too dry, add more water, about 1/4 cup and cover for the last 20 minutes. This method can be used with any amount of rice or any type of rice, apart from when you are making risotto.

  4. 5 stars
    4-21-19
    4:30 p.m.
    Southern New Hampshire

    I have never had good success with brown rice. I am just now trying your directions for Jasmine brown rice. I did not wash it because I also wanted to toast it. The parchment paper is a FAB idea!

    I have just finished eating my very first serving of WONDERFUL Jasmine brown rice! Your directions worked perfectly!

    Thank you SO MUCH!

    Sincerely,

    Marsha

    1. Hello Marsha, greetings from Florida. Thank you very much for your feedback, I’m so happy it turned out great for you.

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