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Sesame-Lime Rice

Stir toasted sesame seeds into rice for an Asian touch.

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  • Servings: 4
Sesame-Lime Rice

Source: Everyday Food, May 2008


  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, such as safflower
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil. Add rice, season with salt and pepper, and return to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook just until tender, 15 to 17 minutes. Remove pan from heat, and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

  2. Toss rice with sesame seeds, oil, and lime zest and juice. Season with salt and pepper, and fluff gently with a fork.


For a variation on this dish, replace vegetable oil and lime zest and juice with same amounts of extra-virgin olive oil and lemon zest and juice; use 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts instead of sesame seeds.


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