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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Stuffed Peppers in Olive Oil

(Zeytinyagli Biber Dolmasi)

Stuffed Peppers in Olive Oil
5 medium sized peppers

2 1/4 cups water
1 cup rice, washed and drained
4-5 medium sized onions, chopped
2 tbsp currants
2 tbsp pine nuts
1 1/2 tbsp mint
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt

Saute the onions with the oil for about 10 minutes in a medium-sized pot. Then add the rice, sugar and salt, stir. Cover and cook on very low heat until the rice looks see through. Add the nuts, currants, mint and a cup of water. Stir occasionally on low heat. Cook until all the water evaporates and put aside.

Cut off the tops of the peppers using a small knife, but don't throw them away as you will put them back on after you stuff the peppers. Discard the seeds inside the peppers.

Stuff the peppers with the filling using a tablespoon. Place the tops of the peppers as seen in the picture above. Put in a medium sized pot along with 1 1/4 cup of water poured over the peppers. Cover and cook until most of the water evaporates on medium-low heat.

Serve Stuffed Peppers at room temperature or chilled with fresh lemon juice, after your main dish.

*Ottoman Kitchen



At 12:12 PM, Blogger Elif said...

They look delicious. My roommate is a very good cook. She cooked the same stuffed peppers last week. If you are abroad, it is easy to find those big and colorful peppers but in Turkey, as far as I know they are very expensive tough.
Nice job! thanks for your time and effort:)

At 10:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to try this... is the mint you use in the recipe fresh mint or can it be dried? Thank you for all the recipes I have cooked many of them and my Turkish friends love them!

At 10:59 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you:) I always use dry mints for this recipe.
Take care,

At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my mother is a diabetic thus i would try to avoid any use of sugar in my cooking. is it ok if i leave out the sugar for this recipe?

At 10:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

do i need to chop currants?

At 11:26 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Give it a try. But the taste won't be the same:)

At 11:27 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

No, don't chopped the currents:)

At 2:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In which stage of praparing this dish I should add olive oil? Love your website and all the ideas. Greets!

At 2:50 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you:) Saute the onions with the olive oil for about 10 minutes in a medium-sized pot. Then add the rice....

At 7:16 PM, Anonymous Ayca said...

Hi Binnur,
Your recipe is lovely, picture looks great. I have tried to make this in US. It was hard to find small to medium size bell peppers. Because most of them are very big and thick. Finally, I found them in SAM's club. I used dry mint and dry dell, they work well together.


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