Jasmine rice is a very aromatic rice from Thailand that has been grown for over 5000 years. The rice is also popular in Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. The rice is typically prepared plain, no salt and no oil. In the U.S. rice is treated as a side dish but in Thailand, Jasmine rice is usually the center piece of any meal and vegetables, sauces and some meats may be added it to. Jasmine rice is available in white or brown varieties.
The rice is available in Asian markets as well as many grocery stores with a well-stocked ethnic cooking section. You can also purchase it online at specialty shops such as Importfood.com and TempleofThai.com which are two excellent sources for Thai products.
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