Photo: Levi Brown; Styling: Thom Driver
Hands-on Time
4 Mins
Total Time
18 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

Lime adds a pleasant splash of tartness to this quick side dish of Brown Rice with Sesame.


How to Make It

Cook rice according to package directions, omitting fat. Stir in juice and salt. Sprinkle with seeds.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Did not like

May 07, 2018
Too much lime juice, didn't like the instant brown rice.  Just meh.  Won't make again. 

contentedgirl's Review

March 20, 2012
I made this tonight along with Spicy Basil Chicken and Butter-Roasted Carrots from the same CL issue. What a quick & easy way to fix brown rice, and it went so well with the Spicy Basil Chicken. It is now one of my saved recipes and I'll make it again.

TheMomChef's Review

April 11, 2012
The tartness from the lime juice works with the rice, which was a bit of a surprise. I also made this with the Spicy Basil Chicken and we enjoyed it thoroughly. You can read my full review at:

PrimeSuspect's Review

January 13, 2013

GlenGerson's Review

July 24, 2013
Now that is clever! It tastes good. I could eat it just like that, with out any side dish. Sesame is rich in iron and calcium and is extremly good for health...

steponme's Review

September 01, 2013
Simple to prepare and simply delicious; a good side dish to go with any Asian style meal.

erikisst's Review

July 14, 2012
Also made this with the spicy basil chicken. Sauteed snow peas and peppers too. Thought it was a great addition to this meal. Loved the tang the lime gave the rice. Will make again especially when I do kabobs and stiry fry.

quinns16's Review

January 13, 2013
This rice has so much more flavor than I was expecting! My husband who normally hates rice said that he loved it! I will definitely be making this one again.

roweena's Review

July 28, 2013
this tasted good if you have a bite of the spicy basil chicken with it. By itself, it was strange to have lime in my brown rice. Also, that much lime juice made the rice more 'wet' than I like. I don't think the toasted sesame seeds added anything to the rice.


July 09, 2016
I have made this recipe several times to go along with the spicy basil chicken.  I add garlic and some freshly grated ginger as well.