We’ve gathered a range of recipes with jasmine rice that are not only easy to make but also bring out the best in this fragrant grain.

From quick weeknight meals to special occasions, let the magic of jasmine rice elevate your cooking adventures in the simplest and most delicious ways possible.

Recipes with Jasmine Rice

Jasmine rice is the most popular rice choice in Vietnamese cuisine. In 2019, ST25 rice , a Vietnamese Jasmine variant, clinched the top honor at the World’s Best Rice contest.

A typical Vietnamese family meal revolves around steamed Jasmine rice, accompanied by a trio of companions: a protein-rich dish (món mặn), a light soup (canh), and a vibrant vegetable dish (món rau).

A delicious Vietnamese meal with steamed rice, egg meat loaf, vegetable soup, lemongrass chicken, and stir-fried green beans.
A traditional Vietnamese meal

Sticky rice is another cherished grain in Vietnamese cuisine. While it might not take on the role of a staple like in Lao cuisine, its popularity in Vietnam is undeniable. E.g. Xôi Mặn (Vietnamese savory sticky rice).

Delicious Vietnamese Xoi Man - A delectable plate of Vietnamese savory sticky rice adorned with flavorful toppings, a delightful treat from Vietnamese cuisine.

Check out this extensive list of dishes that pair wonderfully with steamed Jasmine rice, from convenient one-pot recipes to satisfying Vietnamese & Asian side dishes (with vegan options), and even creative ways to use up leftover cooked rice.


Instant Pot Hainanese Chicken Rice

Easy, ideal for singles or couples. Fragrant rice, juicy chicken, and tantalizing sauces make my Instant Pot Hainanese Chicken Rice a delightful, quick yet impressive dish.

Delicious and aromatic Instant Pot Hainan Chicken Rice, served with juicy chicken, fluffy rice, and delectable sauces.


Air Fryer Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken (Gà Nướng Xả)

Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken is both delicious and simple to make, ideal for quick dinners or gatherings. Plus, no awkward lemongrass lumps in my recipe.

An image of Air Fryer Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken served on a plate. The chicken is marinated in a blend of lemongrass, garlic, scallions, and other spices. It is garnished with green onion oil and herbs and served with rice.

Cánh Gà Chiên Nước Mắm (Air fryer Vietnamese Fish Sauce Chicken Wings)

Tender wings with a crispy crust and irresistible fish sauce glaze. These Vietnamese Fish Sauce Chicken Wings are for guilt-free finger-licking goodness, free from excess fat and calories.

Vietnamese fish sauce chicken wings, cooked in an air fryer. Crispy, golden-brown wings with a glossy sauce. Vibrant colors, enticing aroma, and delightful flavors.

Gà Roti (Vietnamese rotisserie chicken)

Gà Roti is a delightful dish from Southern Vietnam. The luscious sauce strikes a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors, capturing hearts everywhere.

A plate of Com Ga Roti, featuring perfectly cooked chicken thighs glazed in a savory sauce, served with steamed rice. A delicious Vietnamese culinary delight."

Cơm Gà Hải Nam (Vietnamese-styled Hainan Chicken Rice)

Cơm Gà Hải Nam is a variation of Hainanese chicken rice when it made its way to Vietnam. Besides the the succulent poached chicken, it stands out with the special zesty ginger fish sauce accompaniment.

A delicious plate of Vietnamese Hainanese chicken rice with fragrant rice, tender chicken, and ginger fish sauce, garnished with herbs and served with cucumber and tomato slices

Gà Xào Xả Ớt (Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Chicken)

Spicy, aromatic, and full of flavors, Gà Xào Xả Ớt is a beloved rice dish in Vietnam. A true rice thief which could tempt you to indulge in more rice.

Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Chicken (Gà Xào Xả Ớt) – A flavorful and aromatic dish with succulent chicken infused with lemongrass, chili and other spices.

Sườn Nướng Sả (Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Chops)

Sườn Nướng Sả highlights delectable pork chops infused with a flavorful lemongrass marinade. This easy and flexible recipe offers four different cooking methods

A mouthwatering plate of Com Suon Nuong, also known as Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Chops. The grilled pork chops are beautifully charred, tender, and full of aromatic lemongrass flavors. Served with steamed rice, this traditional Vietnamese dish is a true delight for the senses.

Thịt Kho Tiêu (Vietnamese Black Pepper Caramelized Pork)

Thịt Kho Tiêu is a classic dish in a Vietnamese family meal. It boasts tender caramelized pork infused with the bold flavors of warm and fiery black pepper. Ready in 30 minutes.

Delicious "thit kho tieu": Caramelized pork simmered in a rich sauce infused with black pepper and served with steamed rice. The tender and flavorful pork is garnished with scallions, creating a visually enticing and mouthwatering dish

Trứng Chiên (Vietnamese Omelette)

Trứng chiên (Vietnamese Omelette) is beloved by any Vietnamese picky kids. It’s simple to whip up and nutritious. An affordable and quick dinner option in less than 30 minutes.

Image of a Vietnamese-style omelette (Trung Chien) on a plate, with a golden brown exterior and a fluffy, yellow interior.


Pad Ped Chicken (Thai Chicken & Red Curry Stir-fry)

Spice up dining with Pad Ped Chicken (Thai Stir-Fried Chicken with Red Curry). Spicy & bold, simple & delicious, it pairs perfectly with steamed rice for a delightful mealtime.

Delicious Thai Stir-Fried Chicken with Red Curry (Pad Ped Gai) - A mouthwatering and aromatic dish served with steamed rice, featuring tender chicken, vibrant vegetables, and rich red curry flavors.

Kimchi Dugurigi (Korean Kimchi Pork Belly Stir Fry)

Kimchi Duruchigi is a delightful Korean stir-fry with tender pork belly and flavorful kimchi. It’s a treasure for kimchi lovers, offering a perfect balance of savory, tangy, and spicy flavors in 15 minutes.

Korean Kimchi Duruchigi dish: A sizzling stir-fry of thinly sliced marinated pork, vibrant kimchi, and assorted vegetables.

Air Fryer Gochujang Chicken Thighs

Air Fryer Gochujang Chicken Thighs – The sweet and smoky Gochujang marinade takes the chicken to a whole new level. Quick and easy, perfect for weeknight dinners, ready in just 30 minutes.

An enticing image of Air Fryer Gochujang Chicken Thighs, showcasing golden-brown, crispy chicken thighs coated in a delicious gochujang marinade. The dish is served with a garnish of sesame seeds.

Japanese Teriyaki Chicken  (照り焼きチキン)

This Teriyaki chicken recipe is authentic, boasting the rich Japanese flavor. It’s surprisingly simple, requiring just a few ingredients and under 20 minutes to prepare.

Close-up photo of mouthwatering teriyaki chicken, showcasing golden-brown glazed chicken pieces

Tori Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken) – Gluten Free

Tori Karaage – Japanese Fried Chicken, features marinated chicken in ginger, soy sauce, and mirin, then deep-fried to a golden crisp. Perfect as a side dish for steamed rice or a gluten-free savory snack!

Delicious Tori Karaage (or Tatsutaage Chicken), showcasing their crispy texture and mouthwatering Japanese flavors.

Soy Garlic Chicken Breast

Soy Garlic Chicken Breast is an incredible 15-minute recipe with a magical 4-ingredient Soy Garlic Sauce! A delicious and high-protein dish to have up your sleeve for those bustling evenings when time is limited.

Savory soy garlic chicken breast served atop a bed of fluffy steamed rice, creating a harmonious blend of flavors and textures.

Chili Oil Eggs (Lao Gan Ma Eggs)

5-minute Chili Oil Eggs: Fry eggs in Lao Gan Ma Chili Oil for a flavorful, delicious twist. Perfect with steamed rice or noodles.

A visually enticing photo showcasing chili oil eggs prepared to perfection. The fried eggs are bathed in a rich, aromatic chili oil, creating a striking contrast of colors. The eggs have a golden, crispy exterior, while the chili oil adds a spicy and flavorful twist

Tiger Eggs (Chinese Addicted Fried Boiled Eggs)

Tiger Eggs, a tantalizing Chinese dish. They provide a delightful and innovative take on eggs – first hard-boiled, then fried, and finally braised in a delicious sauce.

a bowl of Chinese Tiger Eggs (Chinese Tiger Skin Eggs), showcasing marbled patterns on hard-boiled eggs coated in a flavorful sauce, ready to be enjoyed.


Easy Crispy Fried Silken Tofu / Soft Tofu (with Panko)

In just 15 minutes, whip up this crispy fried silken tofu with a golden crispy panko crust and a velvety, melt-in-your-mouth interior. Ideal as an appetizer or a rice companion.

Golden and crispy fried silken tofu cubes with a tender, melt-in-your-mouth interior.

Fingers crossed that these recipes work their magic and have you embracing Jasmine rice like a Vietnamese 😋.

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