Simple Asian Rice makes the perfect accompaniment to any Asian inspired meal. Easy to make and versatile, this rice recipe is one you’ll never get tired of.
Salty and savory, this rice is just flavorful enough to be a perfect pairing for the Sticky Asian Chicken.
With or without the peas, this is a bowl of rice that was declared two thumbs up by all of my boys. My youngest emptied his bowl twice and still asked for more.
Asian Rice Recipe
I discovered this way of making rice when I was looking for something a little more flavorful than a plain bowl of white rice to serve with dinner. We eat quite a bit of Asian food around here, so rice is a staple.
Of course, I love rice with lots of things in it, like this Shrimp and Vegetable Fried Rice and this Mushroom and Pepper Rice Pilaf. But sometimes you need a side dish that’s going to be tasty enough to stand on its own without taking all the attention away from the main dish.
Simple Asian Rice is cooked in chicken stock to impart every grain with savory flavor. After cooking, you season the rice with soy sauce, sesame oil. Thinly sliced green onions are sprinkled on top to finish this side dish.
How to Make Asian Rice
To make Asian rice, bring jasmine rice and chicken stock to a boil in a large sauce pan or skillet. Cover and simmer for about 18 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed.
Drizzle soy sauce and sesame oil over the rice, then toss to coat. If you don’t have sesame oil, peanut oil or other vegetable oils will do. However, the sesame oil really does add the best flavor in my opinion.
The first time I made this, I also added frozen peas after the soy sauce and let the heat of the rice cook them through for a couple of minutes.
We all really enjoyed the flavor and color the peas added but they are completely optional. Feel free to leave them out if your family doesn’t love peas!
Serve the rice topped with sliced green onions.
Love Asian rice? Try this Thai Coconut Mango Rice, Pineapple Rice with Cilantro and Lime and this Fried Rice with Ham and Vegetables next! This Cauliflower Asian Rice looks like a great spin on this idea, whether you need a low-carb side or just love cauliflower.
A simple rice recipe that turns your favorite Asian dishes into a complete meal. Enjoy this rice with Asian Steak Bites, Honey Soy Chicken or Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir-Fry for a meal that’s better than take-out.
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 1 1/2 cups jasmine rice
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 green onions very thinly sliced
- Optional: 1/2 cup frozen peas
- Combine the rice and the chicken stock in a large saucepan or skillet, cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 18 minutes. At the end of the cooking time, stir the rice and check the rice for tenderness. If the liquid has been absorbed, drizzle with the soy sauce and sesame oil and toss well to coat. Add frozen peas, if desired, and stir to combine. The heat of the rice will cook them in just a minute or two. Add the green onions, stir and keep covered until ready to serve. Enjoy!
Cauliflower Fried Rice offers a grain-free alternative to rice that’s delicious in its own right. Italian Herb Rice goes well with just about any entree and Turmeric Butter Rice is heavenly with Indian Chicken Bites.
I love the freshness cilantro adds to rice, so I’m looking forward to giving Foodie With Family’s Scallion Cilantro Rice a try too.