Give rice some extra zip with this Asian-inspired dish.This recipe is from the new "Martha Stewart's Dinner at Home" cookbook.Photo credit: Kate Sears
Heat oil in a 4-quart saucepan with a tight-fitting lid over medium. Add cabbage, ginger, and garlic; cook (uncovered), stirring often, until cabbage is wilted, about 2 minutes. Spoon cabbage mixture onto plate.
Add rice to the pan, and stir to coat with oil; cook, stirring, until lightly toasted, about 1 minute. Add 1 teaspoon salt and the water; bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork, then add cabbage mixture, vinegar, and sesame seeds, and toss to combine.
Toasting the grains before adding the water gives the rice a subtle nutty flavor. Toasting the sesame seeds has the same effect.