Brown Rice with Sesame Seeds

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

I have been making this for years as a variation on the way my folks taught me how to make white rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute rice in butter just until translucent and very lightly browned.
  2. Add onion and sesame seeds, and continue browning until onion is translucent, stirring frequently to prevent onion from burning.
  3. Drain any excess butter or olive oil.
  4. Add stock or water carefully to prevent steam burns; it WILL blow steam!
  5. Adjust heat for a slow simmer, cover, and cook about 45-50 minutes, stirring gently every 15 minutes.
  6. If all liquid is not absorbed, remove cover and continue cooking for up to another 15 minutes.
  7. Fluff with a fork before serving.


Most Helpful

Wonderful! Sesame seeds add a nice texture and flavor. I used a combination of butter and olive oil, chicken broth and about 1/2 t salt. I did forget to toast the sesame seeds first so sauteed with the rice and onion until they were toasty. Wouldn't change a thing! Thanks, Toby!

LonghornMama March 09, 2005

Simple and excellent. I used sesame oil instead of olive oil to give it more of an Asian flavor.

tonydr58 December 18, 2011

This is a good change from regular brown rice! I toasted my own sesame seeds in a pan first, then followed the recipe. I also didn't use fresh onion, but powdered, instead. To make it all vegetarian I substituted vegetable bouillon for the chicken broth. Overall, it was filling and healthy! I served Sweet and Sour Lentils over it and the flavors went together well! Thank you for posting!

TreeSquirrel November 17, 2009

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