How To Make Oven-Baked Salmon with White & Black Sesame Seeds on Brown Basmati Rice by Honest Mum

The kids are huge salmon-lovers so I make this for them regularly.

A healthy, low GI, slow releasing, balanced meal bursting with nutrients this dish will keep them full for hours.

If you’re put off with the time it takes to boil rice, you can always use a microwavable sachet found at most supermarkets. I like to boil up a huge pan then keep it in the fridge to use for a few days afterwards.

You can find the sesame seeds in all good supermarkets or Chinese specialist supermarkets.

We have a fishmongers near us we like to support. I’m vegan so fry some tofu over the rice instead.

salmon with sesame seeds

oven roasted salmon with sesame seeds

Serves 2


  • 2 skinless salmon fillets, about 140g/5oz each
  • small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 100g basmati rice
  • a handful of black and white sesame seeds
  • Drizzle of mild olive oil

For garnish:

  • Finely chopped coriander
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (not for the kids
  • Drizzle of sesame oil and soya sauce


Add 300ml boiling water and a little salt to a large pan and bring to the boil. Add the rice. Cover and cook for 10-12 mins until tender.

Heat the oven to medium (450 degrees F). Drizzle oil onto a baking tray and brush, place the salmon on top and drizzle with more olive oil, sprinkle the sesame seeds over and bake for 10 minutes until cooked through.

fresh raw salmon

Drain the rice and place on a plate. Add the salmon on top and sprinkle with coriander and chilli. Add sesame oil and Soy sauce for seasoning.

The kids will love it.



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12 Responses

  1. Alice V

    Salmon is my “go to” at restaurants. It’s hard to mess up salmon and make it bad. This is my favorite fish and I’ll have to try this recipe.

  2. Eb Gargano

    This looks so pretty. I am a big fan of white sesame seeds but I have not come across the black ones before. I will have to look out for them.
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  3. Petra / Be Healthy Now

    I like to eat wild salmon once in a while but I never thought of putting a handful of black and white sesame seeds on top, something to keep in mind for the future, thanks!
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  4. Cheryl @ Reimer and Ruby

    I love salmon,,but have not tried it with sesame seeds though, this one seemed interesting to make. It looks yummy with rice of course! #tastytuesdays
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  5. Sarah

    This looks really yummy and healthy. Thanks for hosting #TastyTuesdays
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