Sesame Fried Rice

This recipe is a bit more labor intensive but is worth it. Mixing in the flavorings when the rice is hot it seeps into the rice. Make it up the night before while you make dinner, then the next night’s dinner is easy to do!

Sesame Fried Rice


  • 4 cusp water
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn
  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar (unseasoned)
  • 3 Tbsp sweet chile sauce
  • 3 Tbsp sesame ginger dressing
  • 2 Tbsp lower sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp dry or fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp gave nectar (raw if you have it)
  • ¼ tsp grated ginger (jarred is fine)
  • ¼ tsp granulated garlic


Bring the water to a boil in a heavy medium saucepan, add the rice and return to a boil. Stir well, lower the heat to medium-low, cover tightly and cook for 20 minutes.

Add the peas and corn to a large heat safe mixing bowl, toss with the hot rice.

In a small mixing bowl whisk the dressing together, drizzle over the hot rice and toss to coat.

Let chill for a couple of hours or overnight.

Heat a Tablespoon or two of canola oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, add in the rice and stir-fry until hot and starting to crust a bit.

Serve with more soy sauce or sweet chile sauce as desired.

Serves 3.




  1. what a great idea!

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