Sesame Lime Scallion Rice

"This delicious, easy rice has a light Asian flavor, and pairs well with almost any protein like fish, chicken or pork! The key here is the sesame oil, so try not to substitute it."
photo by Faux Chef Lael photo by Faux Chef Lael
photo by Faux Chef Lael
Ready In:
3 Cups




  • In a 3- to 4-quart saucepan or skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil over medium heat. Add the scallion whites, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and a pinch of pepper. Cook, stirring often, until tender but not browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the rice and cook, stirring often, until it begins to crackle, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth, lime zest, 1 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoons pepper; bring to a boil. Cover and turn the heat down to low. Cook until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 18 minutes. The trick to perfect is rice is not to lift the lid or stir during this stage. Leave it alone until all the liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove from the heat and using a fork, fluff the scallion greens, 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, and the lime juice into the rice. Let rest 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve.

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I'm an artist and I work from home, so I love to have the smell of something delicious cooking in the background while I'm working. Cooking is the way that I show love to my family and friends -- I get that from my Southern grandma, who always made amazing meals for our large extended family. Since I learned to cook from her, I always end up making meals that could feed a small army. Down home, old fashioned, comfort foods that make lots of leftovers are my specialty. I love to eat any kind of ethnic food but I'm just learning to cook from different cultures. My favorite place in the world is New Orleans, so I love to make Cajun and Creole food. I call myself the Faux Chef because I don't have the talent to be a chef but I try really hard. My problem is, I never measure anything (thanks, Grandma!) which makes me TERRIBLE at baking.
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