Sesame-Ginger Rice

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes


2 tablespoons butter
1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley*
Garnish: fresh lime wedges


1. Melt butter in a 3 1/2-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in rice, and sauté 2 minutes or until rice turns opaque. Stir in sesame seeds. Add chicken broth and next 3 ingredients; bring to a boil.

2. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook mixture 20 to 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender; fluff with a fork. Stir in 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley. Garnish, if desired.

*2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro may be substituted.

Note: To make rice in the oven instead of on the cooktop, prepare recipe as directed through Step 1, using an ovenproof saucepan. Bake, covered, at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Elena Coleman, Orange Park, Florida,

Southern Living

June 2007