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Ginger Sesame Brown Rice

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Ginger sesame rice; fresh ginger injects a ton of flavor while the rice cooks. Lastly fluff the rice and drizzle in toasted sesame oil and a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds. Easy and pretty effortless.
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Asian
Keyword brown rice, ginger, rice cooker, sesame
Prep Time 5 mins
Additional Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 12 servings
Calories 185
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 3 cups brown rice
  • 2 inch ginger root
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • cilantro optional


  • Place the brown rice into your rice cooker.
  • Slice the ginger root into coins and smash with the blunt handle of your chef's knife. Add the ginger to the pot plus the 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.
  • Following the manufacturer instructions that came with your rice cooker, add the water and cook until the rice has absorbed all of the water and is fully cooked.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork, removing ALL of the ginger root pieces. Drizzle in the toasted sesame oil and mix in the toasted sesame seeds.
  • Taste, adding more salt as desired before transferring the rice to a serving bowl.
  • Serve with torn fresh cilantro if desired.


Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg