Double Sesame Chicken and Rice

Double the sesame, double the flavor! Satisfy your takeout cravings with this easy Double Sesame Chicken and Rice topped with cashews and green onions.

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Double Sesame Chicken and Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 2 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 4 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 2 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Basmati Rice
  • 2 oz (1/4 cup) diced, cooked chicken
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 tbsp dry roasted cashews, chopped
  • 1/4 small red bell pepper, finely sliced (optional)
  • fresh mint leaves (optional)


  • Craving some takeout after a long day? This homemade Double Sesame Chicken and Rice is exactly what you’re looking for. Topped with green onions and chopped cashews its just the thing to satisfy your craving!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine chicken, sesame oil and sesame seeds in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice, green onions and cashews.

    Step 4

  • Top with red pepper slices and mint, if using.

    Recipe Tip

    To roast your own cashews, set the oven to 350°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Spread the cashews on the baking sheet and roast for 10-15 minutes. Cool before adding to your rice dish.

Double the Flavor

This Double Sesame Chicken and Rice dish is takeout-made-simple at its finest! This dish makes it easy to unwind after a long day when all you want is to take off your shoes and relax. It’s simple, tasty and ready in just 4 minutes, saving you both time and money.

The trick to making this sesame chicken rice dish is to use Minute® Ready to Serve Basmati Rice, which heats up in just 1 minute. Keep a few Minute® Ready to Serve rice cups in your pantry or office desk drawer for moments when hunger strikes and you want something delicious, in minutes.

Use precooked or rotisserie chicken from the store in this dish and for various dinners throughout the week. Try this recipe tonight and our Asian Chicken and Rice Salad tomorrow. Both dishes are a great way to get more veggies on your plate and to use up any leftover veggies you have hanging around in the fridge, such as red pepper, carrots or broccoli.

Perfect Pairing

Pair this Asian-inspired dish with a simple side salad or a blend of your favorite cooked veggies. You can even host a complete takeout night and prepare a Quick Sweet and Sour Chicken, Microwave Egg Fried Rice or even a Beef and Broccoli Rice to pair with your sesame chicken. A perfect vegetarian option is our Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan.

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