How To Cook Brown Jasmine Rice

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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. 

How To Cook Brown Jasmine Rice


I have been cooking brown rice now for over 20 years and I never measure my rice and it turns out perfect every time. I am going to share my two methods and my brown rice cooking ratio that works like a charm. 

Cooked brown rice in a white bowl on wooden bowl

Is Brown Rice Healthy?

Brown rice is unpolished rice with only the husk removed, it has the germ and bran, unlike white rice. Brown rice 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, 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

Here is a quick overview of the different 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. 

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 In Brown Rice?

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

jasmine brown rice washed in a colander

How To Cook Brown Rice On The Stove?

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, reduce heat to the lowest setting and cover 

Adding water to brown rice in a pot

How To Make Brown Rice Taste Good?

To make brown rice taste good, it is best to cook it with:]

  • Vegetable Broth.
  • Herbs like thyme, Cilantro, Basil.
  • Add Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or soy sauce and green onions.
  • Add salt with vegan butter.
  • Add 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

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(Per 100g)
  • Energy: 216 kcal / 903 kJ

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Cooking: 50 min
  • Ready in: 55 min
For: 6 Servings



  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. I love to add parchment paper beneath the cover to keep the steam from escaping and cooking the rice faster.
  4. Leftover rice can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 days and in the freezer for 3 months.


Tips For Cooking Perfect Jasmine Brown Rice

  1. Don’t stir the rice during cooking, doing so may result in soggy rice.
  2. Toast the rice before cooking in a dry skillet on medium heat, turning often to make sure it doesn’t burn for a nuttier flavor


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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Racquel
    November 4, 2020

    Would this recipe work in a rice cooker as well?

  2. Jessie
    June 18, 2020

    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!

  3. Jude Mulhern
    June 5, 2020

    What if you don’t have parchment paper?

  4. Charina Lewis
    July 14, 2019

    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.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 14, 2019

      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.

  5. Antonio Madriz
    April 24, 2019

    How much time do I have to leave the rice covered if I make 2 cups of brown jasmine rice?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 24, 2019

      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.

  6. Marsha Gibson
    April 21, 2019

    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!



    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 21, 2019

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

  7. Keilani
    March 26, 2019

    Always have trouble with brown rice, thanks for the guide