easy sesame lime rice

Sesame Lime Rice

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian


This easy recipe for sesame lime rice takes a simple side dish to a whole new level with the zingy flavor of lime zest and a hint of sesame.


  • 1 cup long grain rice (we like basmati!)
  • Pinch each of salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Zest and juice from one lime


  1. Cook rice by bringing 1 1/2 cups water to a boil and adding rice, salt and pepper.  Turn the heat down to a simmer, cover pot and cook until done, about 15 minutes. (See note below for all you Instant Pot users!)
  2. Add one tablespoon sesame seeds, sesame oil and the lime juice to the cooked rice and stir.
  3. Garnish with remaining sesame seeds and lime zest and serve!


I love cooking rice in my Instant Pot! ¬†Here’s a link for making it right in the Instant pot, and I also love this “pot-in-pot method – it’s my favorite way to cook rice.