Orange Sesame Rice

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “This dish is great with a fish dish. Perhaps you would like it with one of my fish recipes! I guess you would call this marketing for my recipes. Serve it with your own favorite recipe. It is good with chicken too.”


  • 1tablespoonlite olive oil
  • 1/4 cupsesame seeds
  • 1cupbasmati rice( or other long grain rice)
  • 1onion, chopped
  • 2cupschicken stock( or Vegetable stock)
  • 2tablespoonsorange zest, chopped
  • Directions

  • In a large saucepan; heat oil.
  • Add Sesame seeds, stirring constantly, brown seeds about 2 minutes.
  • Add Rice and Onion, saute 3 minutes.
  • Pour in the Chicken stock (For Vegetarian use the Vegetable Stock).
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until rice is tender and most of the stock is absorbed (drain if necessary, don’t overcook the rice).
  • Stir in the orange zest and serve.
  • Reviews

  • “I used long grain rice and let it simmer for only 15 minutes,in a pan with a tight cover, and then removed the still unopened pan from the heat, and let it sit for an additional 10 minutes.In my opinion, the key to long grain rice that just tumbles on to the plate is making sure that every grain is coated with the oil.”

  • “I loved it! Simple, easy and makes my heart and belly wanting for more:) You know, all these great recipes leave me wondering about how am I going to keep firm on my ground of not putting on those nasty kilograms:)!!”

  • “I had this for lunch today, and thought it was nice. I don’t think I’ve quite got the knack of zesting yet, because I took ages to zest the orange, and yet it tasted slightly bitter in the recipe. The sesame seeds are a nice addition, though I felt this dish could do with a few more spices.”

  • “I tried this the other night and it was good, although I cooked my rice using my idiot-proof microwave method instead.My kids refused to touch it, though.Their loss.”

  • “we felt the orange flavor was too overpowering for the rice which made the rice taste bitter.I would cut the orange zest,back to maybe 1 teaspoon.”

  • “Made this wonderful rice dish… but only replaced the orange by lemon (as I couldn’t find any nice oranges!!). Used basmati rice. This is perfect side dish for a nice salmon dinner. Thanks Bergy! :)”