1. Combine rice and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until rice is tender and water is absorbed.
2. While rice cooks, heat butter and oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat until butter melts. Add garlic and sesame seeds; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring constantly. Add ginger; cook 30 seconds.
3. Stir in hot cooked rice, salt, and pepper; cook 2 minutes.