Tired of plain old white rice as a side dish? This Ginger Rice is full of flavor and makes a delicious side for many dishes.
Ginger Rice is one of my favorite jasmine rice recipes. It pairs perfectly with many Asian dishes and adds much more flavor to meals than traditional white rice.
Rice is a side dish that I find myself making frequently, as it tends to go with everything. However, white rice can be pretty bland and flavorless, which is great in some recipes but lately, I’ve found myself experimenting with other jasmine rice recipes to add to my rotating collection of rice dishes. This Ginger Rice is one of my new favorite sides for Asian cuisine.
What is jasmine rice? Jasmine rice is a type of long-grain aromatic white rice, primarily from Thailand. It’s my preferred type of rice to cook with so most of my favorite rice dishes are jasmine rice recipes.
Ginger Rice makes a simple and easy rice side dish. With just a few extra ingredients, it’s almost as easy as making plain rice but with so much added flavor.
I love ginger rice because it’s tasty enough to stand alone as a side dish for nearly any meal but also pairs perfectly with other Asian dishes. Top it with scallions to serve as a side dish or even add in some veggies like carrots or peas. I also love using ginger rice in stir fry recipes.
I included rinsing the rice as the first step of this recipe as I’ve found that it’s a very important step in cooking the perfect rice. Check out my post on how to make perfect rice every time. No more sticky, overcooked rice!
Whether you’re making it as a side dish on it’s own or to accompany your favorite Asian dish, this Ginger Rice will become your new favorite jasmine rice recipe.
If you like this Ginger Rice recipe, you’ll like these other easy rice recipes:
Tools for making Ginger Rice:
Heavy Bottom Sauce Pan– this will be one of your most used kitchen tools. Having something that is heavy bottom will distribute heat better and prevent burning whether you are using an electric or gas range.
- 2 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup jasmine rice (not instant)*
- 1 tablespoon ginger , grated
- 1 clove garlic , minced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons scallions
- In a colander, rinse rice well, shaking off excess water.
- Combine water, rinsed rice, fresh ginger, garlic, butter, kosher salt and pepper in a medium sauce pan.
- Bring to a boil and then lower heat to a low simmer.
- Cover and allow to cook for 2-25 minutes.
- Fluff with a fork and serve.
Top with scallions or serve with your favorite meal.
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*Brown rice can be substituted for jasmine rice, but may require more cooking time.