Turkish Pilaf

Prep time: About 15 minutes
Cooking time: About 30 minutes
Makes: 6 - 8 servings




  1. Soak the dried berries 20 minutes in 2 T. warm water.
  2. Heat oil in 2 quart sauce pan. Saute pine nuts 2 minutes with stirring until golden brown.
  3. Add onions, rice, cinnamon, 1 cup of hot water, and moistened berries.
  4. Stir, cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes, dill, parsley, and Creole seasoning.
  6. Simmer 10 minutes to blend flavors.

Modified from recipe for "Zeytinyagli Biber Dolmasi" in "The Sultan's Kitchen" by Özcan Ozan, 1998.


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