Thai Jasmine Rice (2018 Crop)
Brand new fresh (2018) crop rice just arrived on January 11, the very first arrival. Rice this fresh is slightly wet, with bright, strong jasmine aroma. Within 8 weeks or so, the rice will harden up and lack the really young character, but also be more firm after cooking. Order the 10 lb bag if you want 'New Crop', as the 5 lb bag is still 2017 crop.
Appreciated by connoiseurs for it's deep fragrance and nice texture. Thai jasmine rice is recognized around the world as having the finest quality--it's Thailand's principle export product. Jasmine rice was developed years ago in Thailand. The agricultural name is "Khao Dawk Mali 105", rice with a distinctive jasmine scent, also known locally as Khao Hom Mali.
Khao means rice, Dawk means flower, Mali means jasmine. We think you will agree that there is no substitute for original Thai jasmine rice, and we recommend serving all Thai dishes with Thai rice.
The brand we ship is Royal Umbrella. It has fantastic aroma, consistency, and we regard this among as the best Thai jasmine rice exported from Thailand.
Easily prepared using an electric rice cooker. You can also steam jasmine rice the traditional way--see our street vendor video for a great example.
We are pleased to ship it to you for a competitive price. Product of Thailand. 10 lbs of rice is about 25 cups. NOTE: 5 lb bags are shipped in Aroy-D brand.
5lb Bag (2017) - $8.50
10lb Bag (2018) - $14.65
2 x 10lb Bags (2018) - $25.50
Rice is grown throughout Thailand in large flat fields which become brilliant green as the rice paddy matures before harvest. Some regions provide for harvest of jasmine rice twice yearly, other areas can support a harvest just once per year.
The pictures below show a small organic rice paddy a short time before harvest. White jasmine rice is produced by first harvesting the paddy, and separating the rice grain from the outer shell. Traditionally, removing the shell was done with hand tools such as a krok som mue, striking the rice with a long wood mallet as it sits in a large wooden bowl, then sifting out the bran to get a nice polished white grain. Nowadays rice is processed in a modern milling machine, which cleans the rice first, removes the shell, polishes the rice, sorts it and puts in a bag using a sequential operation. There are no additives, no chemicals, whiteners or anything else added to the rice. In recent years, more people are consuming brown jasmine rice, which is identical to white jasmine rice except that it has not gone through the final polishing stage which removes the thin, brown outer membrane. We offer brown jasmine rice, which has higher vitamin & fiber content, and requires a bit more water and time to cook. Brown jasmine rice is also a bit more crunchy, but has a similar taste overall. We also offer red cargo rice, Thai sticky rice, and black sticky rice. New: watch our Bangkok street vendor video featuring fried rice.
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unpolished brown and white
Thai Chicken and Rice, 'Khao Mun Gai'
Khao Mun is a more "high end" street vendor dish because it's more complicated to make, and requires a fairly sophisticated cart and tools. Khao = rice, Mun = fat. So this is "Fat Rice" or, in other words, rice cooked in chicken fat.
We fondly recall the Khao Man vendor at Sukhumvit Road 38, who drove a pickup truck every night to the street corner and spent a half-hour setting up his tables and pots. Always served with a bowl of chicken soup, fresh cucumbers and a side dish of a unique sauce as we prepare in this recipe.
Be sure to use yellow bean sauce (do not substitute) as well as cucumber.
Thai Coconut Rice
Jasmine rice prepared with sweet coconut cream, this recipe was featured in the Thai Food 101 feature, Bon Appétit magazine. Not only does the rice taste delicious, but making it this way gives it a nice consistency, with crunchy bits of caramelized coconut cream mixed in.
This rice adds a sweetened counterpart to spicy stews, but it can be enjoyed with any dish.
Here's how to make perfect Thai jasmine rice every time without doubt
Rinse the rice and put it in the rice cooker, then pour water over the rice so that the water is exactly one knuckle of your index finger over the top of the rice. Close the rice cooker and push the Cook button, it will be done in 15 minutes or so. There really is no need to use measuring cups, this is a fool-proof method for any amount of rice you're cooking.
Mix Three Varieties of Thai Rice Equally For Great, Rustic Results
We love mixing varieties of rice, and find this trend growing among restaurants who typically mix a small quantity of red or brown. Here, we mixed 1/3 each. Follow the same instructions above and cook in a rice cooker.
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The result is very nice as shown. A mix of soft, cooked white jasmine, and slighly crunchier red and brown rice grains.
This is nice served alone or with any Thai Recipe of your choice.
Here's Our Favorite Mix
The red rice and black rice are always a bit crunchier (like al dente pasta), and the black gives the batch a slight purple color. Taste and aroma is excellent, so this rice is often served alone. Follow the same instructions above and cook in a rice cooker.
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This is nice served alone or with any Thai Recipe of your choice.
Crispy Rice Larb Pork, 'Yum Khao Tod Naem Moo Sod'
We created this recipe in March 2016 after a great deal of research and practice, one of our best Thai recipes to date. The crispy seasoned rice mixed with the other ingredients creates a blast of texture and flavor that's truly unique and magnificent. Basically crispy seasoned rice added to larb. We recommend you serve with fresh betel leaves, but that's not required. We recommend using our all-natural vegetarian red curry paste but you can use other brands. Start by making crispy rice balls, break apart the crispy balls then add it to fresh ingredients.
Rice Cooker, Zojirushi, Made in Thailand
This attractive, modern rice cooker redesigned in 2015 is all you'll ever need. Featuring a timeless "Spring Bouquet" flower design, and built of materials that ensure decades of performance.
Built to last for decades, it's heavy-duty and works flawlessly using solid-state components instead of digital electronics. If all you care about is a perfectly-cooked batch of rice every time, this is the ultimate rice cooker.
The 5.5 cup is approx 10 inches tall and 10 inches in diameter. The 10 cup version s approx 11 in. tall and 12 in. diameter. Simply add rice and water, close the lid and push the button. After about 20 minutes the rice is cooked and it switches to "keep warm" mode--the rice stays fresh and warm for hours.
NEW: Spice Up Your Steamed Rice: Mae Pranom Thai Crushed Chili
We love this as shown in picture below: mix a spoonful of Mae Pranom crushed chili with equal parts of fresh-squeezed lime juice and fish sauce. Then spoon this mix over steamed jasmine rice.
This nice sauce can also be served as a dipping for grilled meat and sticky rice.
Straight from Thailand, as fresh as can be and loaded with flavor. You could not ask for a better company than Mae Pranom to make this one. They are so focused on making real, authentic Thai food using the finest ingredients.
The package says in Thai language it's "perfect for traveling with to outside of Thailand". Perhaps no four ingredients represent real Thai flavor as much as these, mixed to perfection by Mae Pranom. This is called "Namprik Thai Tae" which means Real Thai Namprik.
There is a wide rang of uses, simply add it to anything you might be cooking (soup, stir-fry, marinade, dipping sauce, etc).
We once ate at a very popular Thai restaurant that seemed to be known entirely for their meat dipping sauce, which was simply this mixed with fish sauce and lime juice.
Give it a try.
Packed in a nice large glass jar, and one jar of this goes a long way.
Ingredients: dried shrimp, dried chilli, vegetable oil, salt. Product of Thailand.
4.7oz - $6.29