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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Pilaf with Chicken Liver

(Ic Pilav)

Pilaf with Chicken Liver
3/4 cup rice, washed, drained
2 tbsp butter
1 onion, chopped
100 gr liver, chicken or lamb, cut in small pieces
2 tbsp pine nuts
2 tbsp currant
1 cup hot chicken or beef broth
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice

1 tbsp dill, chopped

Melt the butter in a cooking pot. Saute the onion with butter for 2-3 minutes while stirring. Add the liver, nuts, currant and saute for another 3-4 minutes. Then add rice, cinnamon, allspice, salt and pepper, stir. Pour hot beef broth or chicken stock in it. Cover the lid. Turn the heat down to low and cook until the rice absorbs all the water. Let the Pilaf stand for about 5 minutes. Garnish with dill, then serve.

Serve Ic Pilav as a side dish with any kind of chicken or turkey.



At 12:15 AM, Blogger Becky said...

I can't wait to try this recipe! It sounds exactly like the pilaf I had when my family was stationed in Izmir, Turkey.
Everyone I've ever known who's lived in Turkey wants to go back if they could...they miss the people, the sights, the smells of cooking, the color everywhere. Thank you for bringing that memory back to me.
When we lived there in 1966-68, a popular song was called "Istanbulu", or something like that. It was a lament, or so I was told, from someone who missed Istanbul. That's the way I feel..oh Istanbul...

At 11:14 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Dear Backy,
I try to remember the songs for about Istanbul with the so many beautiful memories:)
Istanbul'u Dinliyorum Gozlerim Kapali, Yarim Istanbul'u Mesken mi Tuttun, Kiz Sen Istanbul'un Neresindensin, Ah Guzel Istanbul, Ah Istanbul......

At 3:50 AM, Blogger Vany said...

This is one my favourite dishes.My parents and all my family lived in Istanbul and my childhood is a mix of Greek and Turkish cuisine.I am glad I found your site, there are many recipes I need to try. My mother cooks that way but I want to learn it myself too.Thanks for all your recipes

At 11:13 AM, Blogger Michael said...

Dear Binnur, this is an excellent recipe! I tried and the result was great! Michael, Thessaloniki, Greece

At 12:28 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Dear Michael,

I am glad you liked it and thanks for the feedback:)


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