Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Sunday, September 11, 2005


500g flat green beans, wash, trim both ends, cut 1.5 inches long
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
1/2 cup rice, washed and drained
1/2 cup water
50 ml extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Saute the onion with olive oil in a pot for about 2-3 minutes. Add the green beans, salt and pepper, and cook at medium-low heat for another 5 minutes.

Using a wooden spoon, place the beans in a circle around the edge of the pot. Place the rice in the hole in the middle (picture). Now cover the rice with the beans (picture). Pour the water in from the sides. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes. Make sure not to open the lid too often to ensure that the heat stays in the pot. Wait until the water evaporates. You can also let it cook a bit longer until the rice is caramelized.

You can serve Dible warm or cold. It goes very well with chicken and beef dishes as a side. This recipe originates from Northern Turkey, the Black Sea region.

* This is a vegetarian dish.



At 1:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you very much. I was just wondering about dinner and thinking what should I do with the beens I have in fridge. I am tired of cooking the same things. Such a nice idea.

At 5:19 AM, Blogger Su said...

Dear Binnur,

Your recipes are lifesavers! This is exactly what my Isareli family here would like to eat. They hardly like all the Aegean foods I cook here :(

At 10:00 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Su,
I am glad to hear that.
Let them enjoy :)

At 4:43 PM, Blogger Çileksuyu Sibel said...

Hi binnur,i loved the photographs.R u writing the page in english or it can be published in both ways.My partner gives out to me that i write in turkish as she can't understand.

anyway good luck,come and c mine if you like.xxxxx

At 6:10 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Sibella,
I publish all my recipes in English and
Turkish on different pages.
I'd love to visit yours, send me the address:)

At 3:59 AM, Anonymous Altinkum Properties said...

I love turkish food. Thankyou for sharing this with us. Now I live in the UK so I enjoy reading your recipies.

At 6:22 AM, Anonymous Armaya International said...

I m in london and I missed to turkish foods especially yaprak dolhma

At 2:08 PM, Blogger Cherub1963 said...

Hi this recipe was brill as normal

At 10:00 AM, Anonymous yachting turkey said...

mymom was making this and was great hmmm really miss it

At 1:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, What region does it come from? It's devine!

At 7:56 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

It is belongs to the Black Sea Region :)


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