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Sesame Rice

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 45 mins
  • servings: 4


  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 cup long-grain rice, (not converted)
  • 6 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil


  1. Step 1

    In a medium saucepan, boil 1 1/2 cups water with 1 teaspoon salt. Stir in rice; return to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer; cover and cook until rice is almost dry, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, until completely dry, 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Fluff with a fork; toss with scallions, sesame seeds, and sesame oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Everyday Food, September 2003