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How To Cook Rice For Fried Rice

The fine, long grains of jasmine rice with its delicate flavour are perfect for fried rice. Precook the rice at least 30 minutes, but preferably one day, before making fried rice and keep it uncovered in the fridge.

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HOW TO: COOK RICE FOR FRIED RICE

PREP TIME

50 minutes (or overnight)
COOK TIME

20 minutes
SERVES

4
Ingredients

2 cups jasmine rice

2 ¼ cups water

Steps
Step 1

Place the rice into a fine sieve and wash with water to remove excess starch.

Step 2

Drain the water and place the rice into a saucepan. Add the water. Heat the rice over high heat until the water starts boiling. Then reduce the heat to medium and cook until you can see the rice grain starting to rise above the water. Then cover with a lid that is slightly ajar to let some of the steam escape. Cook for 5 minutes.

Step 3

After 5 minutes it should look like all of the water has been absorbed by the rice. Turn the heat off and cover completely with the lid. Allow the pot to sit on the warm hotplate for 10 minutes to allow the steam to continue cooking the rice.

Step 4

Use a fork to fluff the rice grains and transfer to a large baking tray. Place the rice, uncovered, in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (overnight is best though) before using for fried rice.

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Julie G
August 10, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5

Perfect

Wow, I couldn’t wait to try this and am amazed at how perfect the rice came out. So easy. Perfect rice for stir fry. Thank you!! This will be my go to rice recipe going forward.

Soulla
June 24, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5

Fool proof rice every time!

Never been able to get fried rice quite right. Since I discovered Marion and her fool proof method, my fried rice dishes have never tasted so good. Thank you Marion and Mama Noi! Your Website has become my new food bible for all Asian and Thai food.

Paula
June 14, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5

It worked perfectly

I will use this method from now on, thank you!

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