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Roast Sesame Seeds {Easy Stovetop Using a Wok}

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Roast Sesame Seeds {Easy Stovetop using a Wok}

Roast sesame seeds over the stovetop using a wok is truly easy and quick. Simply wash and rinse the sesame seeds under running water via a fine-mesh strainer first. Then pan fry them in a wok for 5 minutes. You can use the same method for either white or black sesame seeds. Such a quick and easy way to enjoy this ancient superfood.

Sesame Seeds Super Power

Sesame holds a uniquely important position in the heart of Chinese culture and culinary arts. Ancient Chinese people believe sesame seeds are one of the world’s first spices. Traditional Chinese Medicine {TCM} believes sesame seeds, especially the black sesame seeds, possess incredibly powerful health and nutritional benefits. Improve kidney and liver meridians, help detox the body, and improve digestive functions, just to name a few.

Sesame seeds are rich in protein and minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, iron, and magnesium. TCM also promotes sesame seeds as a superfood that improves hair health. Make the hair look shiny, full and restore the natural original dark color.

Rosted Black Sesame Seeds
Rosted Black Sesame Seeds

Sesame oil, extracted from sesame seeds, is an iconic super delicious and healthy oil. I frequently incorporate sesame oil into every day cooking.

For instance, add sesame oil with a pinch of salt to blanched kale makes a naturally delicious kale dish. Absolutely the easiest, healthiest, and most delicious way to enjoy kale.

Sesame oil is also the must-have ingredient for the favored yummy Egg Drop Soup.

How to Roast Sesame Seeds Quick, Easy and Healthy?

The first is to wash and rinse raw sesame seeds

Place the raw sesame seeds in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse under the running water for a few minutes and then drain the water.

The second is to heat the wok properly first before roasting

Turn the heat to medium-high and heat a wok for about 2 minutes.

The last is to toast the sesame seeds by folding and flipping them using a slotted turner

Roasting Sesame Seeds Over Stovetop Using a Wok
Roasting Sesame Seeds Over Stovetop Using a Wok

Turn the heat to medium, add the sesame seeds into the wok. Fold and flip continuously for about 1 minute using a slotted turner. Turn the heat to low, and continue to fold, flip, and mix for another 4 minutes.

All done! Turn off the heat. Let the sesame seeds cool down to room temperature before storing them in an airtight glass container.

What are popular ways of enjoying toasted sesame seeds?

Roasted sesame seeds are an excellent garnishing item to traditional well-liked food such as Sheng Jian Mantou or Candied Walnuts. You can subsequently use candied walnut to make a super delicious Honey Walnut Shrimp.

Rosted Black Sesame Seeds

Roast Sesame Seeds {Easy Stovetop Using a Wok} Recipe

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Roast sesame seeds over the stovetop using a wok is truly easy and quick. An excellent way to enjoy this ancient super food.

Ingredients

  • 175 g raw sesame seeds, organic, about 1 cup

Instructions

  1. Place the raw sesame seeds in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse under the running water for a few minutes and then drain the water.
  2. Turn the heat to medium-high and heat a wok for about 2 minutes.
  3. Turn the heat to medium, add the sesame seeds into the wok. Fold and flip continuously for about 1 minute using a slotted turner.
  4. Turn the heat to low, and continue to fold, flip, and mix for another 4 minutes.
  5. All done! Turn off the heat. Let the sesame cool down to room temperature before storing them in an airtight glass container.

Notes

Roasted sesame seeds are excellent garnishing to traditional well-liked food such as Sheng Jian Mantou or Candied Walnuts. You can subsequently use candied walnut to make a super delicious Honey Walnut Shrimp.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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