Easy Vegan Herbed Jasmine Rice

Herbed jasmine rice is a savory vegan side that will hold up to any main course. Use your rice cooker to make it an easy and hands-off treat!

Herbed Jasmine Rice

Herbed Jasmine Rice

Course Side Dish
Servings 3
Calories 195 kcal


  • cup vegetable broth
  • ¾ cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • ½ yellow onion, minced
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp)
  • ¼ tsp dried rosemary
  • ¼ tsp dried sage
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf


  • Add vegetable broth into the inner pan of a rice cooker.
  • Rinse rice to remove the starch coating.  Add to broth along with onion, salt, pepper, garlic, rosemary, sage, thyme and the bay leaf.
  • Place the inner pan into the rice cooker and close the lid.  Program cooker on the white rice setting and allow it to cook.
  • Let rice sit for 10 minutes after the cycle is done.  Remove bay leaf, fluff with a fork and serve.
  • Hack:  Rice can be cooked on the stove in a saucepan.  Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil over medium heat.  Lower temperature to low and cook, covered, for 20 minutes or until all water is absorbed.  
  • Hack:  Place leftover rice while still warm (to retain moisture) in serving-size containers and freeze for future use. 
Keyword herbed rice, Jasmine rice, rice dish, rice side, seasoned rice, side dish, vegan, vegan side dish, vegetarian, vegetarian side dish


Have you ever wondered about how rices differ and the best ways to use them?  Check it out here!

Dehydrated onions and garlic can be used in this recipe!

Suggestion:  This rice pairs beautifully with cranberry mustard pork tenderloin!


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4 Replies to “Easy Vegan Herbed Jasmine Rice”

  1. What country does this rice originate from and is it better than Jollof rice? I don’t know if you’ve heard of Jollof rice but it tastes absolutely amazing. I will be sure to try out this dish in my next meal. Hopefully it comes out great. I will let you know how it goes once I have tried it out 

    1. Jasmine rice originates from Thailand.  I haven’t heard of Jollof rice before now but I’m going to be on the lookout for it!  Thank you for the suggestion!

  2. Hi Cynthia. I totally get what you mean about cooking for one person. I myself had to cook just for me for several years and yes it was a lot easier just gabbing a quick bite. Which was more expensive and not too healthy.

    I loved cooking for my family as well, especially baking. Eventually, my kids grew up and I ended up single, having to cook for myself. Even now just cooking for me and my boyfriend is kinda hard as well. So I totally get it. Also, now that I’m older I’m more into healthy eating. Well, at least I try to be. Your Jasmine Herb Rice sounds delicious, I think I might try that recipe. 



    1. I find that the more I cook healthy meals at home, the easier it becomes and the more I appreciate the good food.  I’m glad you have begun this journey as well. I hope my recipes can help!

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