Sesame Vegetable Stir Fry with Rice

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Sesame oil lends an earthy, nutty flavor to this stir-fry. Fresh vegetables only!

Time 25 mins
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy





  • 1 ½ cups Water
  • 1 cup White rice, long grain
  • ½ tsp Salt


  • 3 cups Broccoli, florets
  • ¼ lb Snow peas,  strings removed
  • 3 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 Yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 Red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup Soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp Sesame seeds


  • In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in rice and salt and return to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until rice is tender and has absorbed all the liquid, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let steam, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add broccoli and snow peas and boil for 1 minute. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  • Heat a large wok or large skillet over high heat. Add sesame oil, blanched broccoli and snow peas, yellow onion, red bell pepper, and garlic. Stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the soy sauce and stir-fry 1 minute longer. Remove from heat and stir in sesame seeds.
  • Using a fork, fluff the rice. Serve with stir fry.


  • You can substitute cauliflower for broccoli if you prefer 
  • You can substitute red onion for yellow onion if you prefer 
  • Alternatively, serve over quinoa or soba noodles