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Fluffy jasmine rice in a bowl.

How to make fluffy gluten-free jasmine rice.

Sara Vaughn
Rice is a staple in any gluten-free diet, but how are you cooking it? Find out how to make fluffy gluten-free jasmine rice the right way.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 215 kcal


  • 1 Cup Jasmine Rice
  • 1 ¼ Cups Cold Water


  • Add the rice and cold water to a pot.
  • Bring it up to a simmer over medium-high heat, without a lid.
  • Once the entire pot is bubbly, add the lid.
  • Turn the temperature down to medium-low and let it cook for 12 minutes.
  • Once the timer is done, remove the pot from the stove and let it rest, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • Fluff your rice with a fork and enjoy.


Troubleshooting common rice issues.
  • Your rice is sticking to the bottom of the pan, or is it burned on the bottom? - If your rice is sticking to the bottom of the pan or is burned on the bottom, this means your heat was too high. Make sure you know what your stove cooks at, and try reducing the heat a little next time.
  • Is your rice still hard? - Did you use the right ratio of water? Did you cook it long enough? If your rice is still hard, add ½ to 1 tablespoon of water and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes to let it finish cooking.
  • Is your rice mushy? - If your rice is mushy, there really isn't much you can do to save it besides turning it into a gluten-free rice pudding. You could try putting it in the fridge uncovered for a few days to dry out and turn it into gluten-free fried rice. You just want to make sure you give it time to really dry.
Tips for cooking rice.
  • Don't rinse your rice.
  • Start the rice in COLD water.
  • If you are not used to cooking rice, use a pot with a glass lid so you can keep an eye on the amount of liquid in your rice.
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