Preparation, uses, and tips
Rinse 1 cup of rice and drain well. In a heavy saucepan with a lid, combine rice with 2
cups (500mL) of water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer,
covered, until tender (about 30 minutes for medium- to long-grain white rice, 40 minutes for
brown rice, 20 minutes for arborio or short-grain rice, and 1 hour for wild rice). Add saffron
and cardamom to cooked rice, or stir in green olives and pimentos.
To reheat cooked rice, for each 1 cup (200 grams) of rice, add 2 Tbsp (30mL) liquid. Cover
and heat four to five minutes on top of range or in oven. In a microwave oven, cook on High
about 1 1/2 minutes per cup (200g).
Jasmine rice is sold in both brown and white varieties. White rice sets off food flavors
more distinctly, while brown rice has a higher fiber content and takes longer to cook.
Jasmine rice, 1 cup (200g) (cooked)
Total Fat: 0.44g
*Good source of: Iron (1.9mg), Selenium (11.8mcg), Thiamine (0.26mg), and Niacin (2.3mg)
*Foods that are an “excellent source” of a particular
nutrient provide 20% or more of the Recommended Daily Value. Foods that are a “good
source” of a particular nutrient provide between 10 and 20% of the Recommended Daily