Turkish Rice
Cuisine: Turkish
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4 - 6
The cooking time includes soaking the rice for 1 hour.
  • 3 cups Turkish rice ( I use Baldo or Osmancik types)
  • ¼ cup orzo or şehriye (pasta grains or angel strands)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 heaped tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  1. Put rice in a pot and cover with boiling water
  2. Leave for one hour to soak with lid on
  3. Drain and rinse thoroughly, massaging the starch out of the rice
  4. Heat oil in medium sized saucepan and when hot add the şehriye
  5. Fry until it takes on a golden colour
  6. Add the drained rice and continue frying for 2 minutes continually stirring
  7. Add 4 cups water and salt
  8. Stir, place on the lid and let it come to a boil
  9. Once boiling turn it down to a simmer, leaving it gently bubbling for 10 minutes
  10. Turn off the heat without taking off the lid at all and let it rest another 15 minutes
  11. Remove lid and fluff up the rice with a fork.
Recipe by Seasonal Cook In Turkey at http://seasonalcookinturkey.com/beans-and-rice/