Jasmine Sticky Rice served in a black bowl with sliced red chilli on top
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Jasmine Sticky Rice

Jasmine rice has a sweeter taste and a stickier grain than most kinds of rice. We make Jasmine Sticky Rice to serve up with our Asian meals. Its very simple to make, when you know the right rice to water ratio. We will give that to you in this article! We add star anise into the cooking process to give a subtle flavour to the rice.
Prep Time2 mins
Active Time8 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Keyword: Jasmine Rice, Jasmine Sticky Rice, Rice, Side Dish, Thai Rice
Yield: 4 People
Calories: 124kcal



  • 380 grams (2 cups) Jasmine Rice
  • 660 ml (3 ¾ cups) Water
  • 1 Star Anise
  • pinch of salt


  • DO NOT WASH YOUR RICE!! You need the starch to make it sticky!
  • Add both rice & water into a stainless steel pan, the water should be cold.
  • Add a pinch of salt & a star anise
  • Bring to the boil with lid off. Once it reaches the boil, turn temperature to the lowest setting and place lid on for 8 minutes.
  • Do not remove the lid during this time!
  • After 8 minutes remove the lid and the star anise, you are ready to serve!


Rice to water ratio

Here is the correct measurment to how many people you are serving.
UK measurement
2 people - 190 gram rice - 330 ml water
4 people - 380 gram rice - 660 ml water
6 people - 570 gram rice - 990 ml water
US measurement
2 people - 1 cup rice - 1 1/3 cup water
4 people - 2 cups rice - 3 3/4 cup water
6 people - 3 cups rice - 4 1/4 cup water


Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg