It’s not easy to cook a perfect, fluffy rice for you for the first time, right? Basically, it’s like Thai Cuisine101 for Thai people to know how to cook rice.
When I moved to the states and had to make rice, I had some struggles cooking it properly. So here’s a small trick for you to do it on your own.
For people who don’t have a Thai grocery around your neighborhood (which always have a really good quality Jasmine rice) I recommend ‘Kirkland’ brand. You can find it in most Costco locations and it’s imported from Thailand. So far the quality has been good.
What you need? Of course, a rice cooker. It doesn’t matter for the size and function since they work the same.
How to do it? This is how I measure my rice to get a perfect result not too mushy or too dry.
Please try my instructions below.
1 cup of rice use 1 cup of water (If you use 1/2 cup of water the bottom might get burned)
2 cups of rice use 1 1/2 cups of water
3 cups of rice use 2 1/2 cups of water
4 cups of rice use 3 1/2 cups of water and so on.
- 2 cups Jasmine rice
- 1 1/2 cups Water
Rinse the rice with water until water cleared (about 8-10 times).
Add filtered water into the pot.
Put the pot in the machine, cover with its lit and don’t forget to choose ‘Cook’ option. Let the machine work.
When it’s done I recommend to lightly fold/stir them from the bottom on top. Cover it again and let them steam for another 3-5 minutes.
If you have a hard time to clean the pot you can soak them with water for an hour or overnight then clean it with soap and sponge.