Rice Seasoned with Sesame Seeds (v)

Rice Seasoned with Sesame Seeds (v)

Sesame seeds add a nutty taste and a delicious crunch to the light, fluffy basmati rice. Curry leaves, sesame oil and both cumin and mustard seeds ensure this dish is full of authentic Indian flavours.

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To Serve

  • Basmati rice
    400 grams
  • Water
    700 ml
  • Salt
    2 tsp
  • Sesame oil
    45 ml
  • Curry leaves
  • Mustard seeds
    1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds
    1 tsp
  • Sesame seeds
    100 grams
  • Lemon juice
    30 ml
  • Large saucepan
  • Large saucepan with lid



Put the drained rice, water, and salt in a heavy pan. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat, cover the pan with a lid and cook until the rice is cooked and the water is absorbed. Keep warm and put aside.


Heat the sesame oil in a saucepan; add the curry leaves, mustard seeds, and cumin seeds. Sauté until the leaves change colour and the mustard and cumin seeds crackle. Reduce heat and add sesame seeds; sauté until they are evenly golden brown.


Add this seasoning with the lemon juice to the cooked rice. Mix well, taking care that the rice grains do not break.

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