This rice gets three hits of sesame flavor: from toasted sesame oil and black and white sesame seeds, which also add subtle texture. It makes a perfect accompaniment to any dish with an Asian spin, especially salmon or other seafood dishes.
In a large sieve, rinse the rice under cold running water and drain. In a 2-quart saucepan, combine 1-1/2 cups of water with the rice, sesame oil, butter, and 3/4 tsp. salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; stir once. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
Put a clean dishtowel under the lid, and let stand off the heat, covered, for 5 minutes. Add the black and white sesame seeds, fluff with a fork, and serve.
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