Sesame Garlic Basmati Rice

I wanted to serve rice as a side dish to our Asian flavored meal. I decided to sauté the garlic and rice in sesame oil and a bit of butter before cooking it – my kitchen smelled amazing while it sautéed. I tossed the cooked rice with green onions and toasted sesame seeds before serving. The rice was devoured by the four of us and we had none left after dinner. It paired nicely with the green bean side dish and the shrimp stir fry (recipes to follow) I served for dinner.

Heat the butter and sesame oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the rice and cook, stirring often so the rice doesn’t stick to the pan, for 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken broth and season with sea salt and white pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium low. Cover and let cook for 20 minutes.

Remove the rice from the burner without removing the lid and let it sit for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the lid and fluff rice with a fork. Sprinkle with chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds and serve. Enjoy.

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Sesame Garlic Basmati Rice

Yield: 4

Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients:

1/2 tsp butter
1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup uncooked basmati rice
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
Sea salt and white pepper, to taste
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Directions:

Heat the butter and sesame oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the rice and cook, stirring often so the rice doesn't stick to the pan, for 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken broth and season with sea salt and white pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium low. Cover and let cook for 20 minutes.

Remove the rice from the burner without removing the lid and let it sit for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the lid and fluff rice with a fork. Sprinkle with chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds and serve. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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12 Responses to “Sesame Garlic Basmati Rice”

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    gloria — July 21, 2014 @ 9:00 pm

    A rice with sesame and garlic sounds delicious Pam!

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    Leena — July 22, 2014 @ 1:39 am

    love the combo..looks yum..

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    Susan — July 22, 2014 @ 4:45 am

    Great idea for putting some aromatics into the rice, Pam!

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    Katie C. — July 22, 2014 @ 4:48 am

    I wonder if I could “tart up” some already cooked white rice with the same ingrediants…hmmm.

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    Catherine — July 22, 2014 @ 9:24 am

    Oh my, I bet the kitchen smelled wonderful. I am not surprised it was all gone!
    I love Asian inspired meals.

    Blessings, Catherine

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    Marjie — July 22, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

    It looks terrific!

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    Jovina Coughlin — July 22, 2014 @ 3:38 pm

    What a delicious way to flavor basmati.

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    Louise — July 22, 2014 @ 7:12 pm

    Hi Pam,
    I can just imagine how fragrant this rice must have been. I wish I would have seen this post earlier. I made Shrimp Kebabs for dinner. Your rice dish would have “married” with it just perfectly. Thanks for sharing, Pam…

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    Heather @ My Overflowing Cup — July 22, 2014 @ 7:39 pm

    We eat a lot of Asian flavored dishes in our home. Basmati is my favorite rice, and I love the flavor of sesame oil. Thanks for the recipe. I like that it is simple, but flavorful. Pinning!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — July 23, 2014 @ 2:03 am

    Must be very flavourful!

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    Joanne — July 25, 2014 @ 8:20 pm

    I love finding new ways to jazz up rice! This is anything but boring.

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