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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Green Pepper & Potato Dish

(Biber Asi)

Green Pepper & Potato Dish
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper, in chunks (don't discard the seeds)
2 medium tomatoes, peeled, diced
3 medium white potatoes, peeled, cut in chunks
3 tbsp rice, washed and drained
50 ml extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp butter
2 cups warm water
1 tsp salt
Pepper for taste

Saute the onions with the butter and olive oil in a large pot on medium heat. Add the green peppers with the seeds along with the tomatoes, potatoes, salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add the water and rice. Cover the lid halfway and cook for about 20-25 minutes on medium heat.

This is a light dish, great for lunch.

* This is a vegetarian dish.

17 Comments:

At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Emma said...

This dish is wonderful! I didn't think it would taste so good and it was really easy to make too. I'll definitely be trying some of your other recipes as well. Thanks.

 
At 5:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am going to try this recipe for the holidays. Would it be ok to add red pepper paste?

 
At 8:11 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

This recipe has its own original ingredients. So if you ask me I wouldn't touch it but it is up to you:)

 
At 3:57 AM, Anonymous Jana said...

Yum !!! Thats all I can say and it was easy on ingredients as well. Absolutely wonderfull. Also made lemon cake and the red pepper filled with feta cheese mix ( sorry dont remember the name). I used it at a party the plate was completely cleaned off. Great !

 
At 8:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DO YOU THINK I CAN COOK IT IN A PRESSURE COOKER?
NALAN

 
At 3:24 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Nalan,
I've never used pressure cook. If you like give it a try:)

 
At 3:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Binnur,

Many thanks for this recipe. This meal was just so easy to make, tasted great and reminded me the days I have spent in Turkey.
Cok tesekkür ederim!
Andrea

 
At 8:35 PM, Blogger dweinapple said...

Should the potatoes be peeled? Can't tell from the photo..

 
At 9:58 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
Yes, it should be peeled:)

 
At 8:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,

Do you use Green Bell peppers for this recipe or the cubanelle peppers?

 
At 8:28 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
I use green bell peppers in here but I used to use green peppers in Turkey. So you can use any kind of green pepper in this dish:)

 
At 4:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so the seeds of pepper are edible?:)will try this recipe!

 
At 7:32 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
Yes, they are edible:)

 
At 4:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You included olive oil in the ingredients but didn't say when we should add it in?

 
At 6:04 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

It is here;
"Saute the onions with the butter and olive oil in a large pot on medium heat."

 
At 7:31 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi
Are the seeds of the green pepper quite spicy as I don't like anything too spicy. thanks

 
At 9:42 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
You can use sweet green peppers.
I used green Bell peppers which are not hot:)

 

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