Named after the sweet-smelling jasmine flower, jasmine rice is a long grain rice native to Thailand with a delicate floral and buttery scent. The secret to cooking it perfectly is getting the right ratio of water to rice. Typically, 1-1/2 cups water for every 1 cup of rice. When you rinse jasmine rice, the grains have a slightly sticky texture and cling together. With the right water to rice ratio, you can make fragrant, perfectly cooked jasmine rice every time.