Epicurious offers a jasmine rice recipe with garlic, cilantro and ginger, while Bon Appétit has a recipe for spiced jasmine rice pilaf. The Epicurious recipe has a high approval rating with 83 percent of users stating that they would like to make the meal again as of August 2015. The Bon Appétit meal rates at four stars out of five.
To make the Epicurious dish, place 3 cups jasmine rice in a sieve, and rinse in cold water until the water runs clear. After draining the rice, heat 3 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Mix in 3 minced garlic cloves and 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh ginger, and stir until fragrant. Add the rice before stirring for three minutes.
Combine the mixture with 4 1/2 cups low-salt chicken broth and 3/4 teaspoons salt. Sprinkle a large bunch of fresh cilantro on top. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook it covered for approximately 18 minutes or until the rice is tender. Remove it from the heat, and let it stand for 10 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork before serving. The recipes makes eight servings.
To make the pilaf, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 finely chopped medium onion, 1/2 finely chopped fennel bulb and 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fennel fronds along with 2 chopped garlic cloves. Cook until the onion is translucent. Blend in 1 cup jasmine rice, and while stirring often, cook until some of the rice grains are translucent.
Add 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken stock, and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer covered until the sauce is absorbed. After sitting for 10 minutes, stir in fennel and 1/8 cup chopped, unsalted almonds. Top with 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro and another 1/8 cup almonds.