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.
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).
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).
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.
ONE-POT JASMINE RICE RECIPES
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.
BEST VIETNAMESE RECIPES WITH JASMINE RICE
Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken is both delicious and simple to make, ideal for quick dinners or gatherings. Plus, no awkward lemongrass lumps in my recipe.
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.
Gà Roti is a delightful dish from Southern Vietnam. The luscious sauce strikes a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors, capturing hearts everywhere.
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.
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.
Sườn Nướng Sả highlights delectable pork chops infused with a flavorful lemongrass marinade. This easy and flexible recipe offers four different cooking methods
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.
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.
BEST ASIAN RECIPES WITH JASMINE RICE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
5-minute Chili Oil Eggs: Fry eggs in Lao Gan Ma Chili Oil for a flavorful, delicious twist. Perfect with steamed rice or noodles.
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.
VEGAN RECIPES WITH JASMINE RICE
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.
Fingers crossed that these recipes work their magic and have you embracing Jasmine rice like a Vietnamese 😋.
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