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

Friday, May 02, 2008

Red Pepper Dish

(Kirmizi Biber Yemegi)

Red Pepper Dish
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 small onion, chopped
3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp rice, rinsed, drained
2 large tomatoes, peeled, diced
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (red pepper flakes)
1 tsp pomegranate paste or Grenadine syrup

Saute the onion with olive oil until it's softened. Add the red pepper, rice, tomatoes, crushed pepper, salt and pepper. Cover and do not open while its cooking. Cook for 20 minutes under medium heat. Turn the heat off, add pomegranate paste, stir.

Sprinkle some chopped parsley all over the dish. Serve warm or at room temperature with Turkish Bread.

You can have this vegetarian dish as a main course or as a side dish.



At 10:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

a good one as usual Binnur. thank you so much.

At 4:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the whole family loved this, thanx!!! although in your picture you have juice, mind hardly hard any ... do i add water??? ... fab though!!!! Victoria x x

At 4:04 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Victoria,
You shouldn't add water, the red bell pepper leaves enough water to cook the dish:) Two things may effect how much juice left. If there is a little hole on the lid of the pot which helps steam goes out should be completely closed. Or the amount of rice was too much which absorbs the juice:)

At 12:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This red pepper dish was delicious!!! My mom, dad and I loved it. Thank you soooo much for sharing this great recipe!!!

At 10:11 PM, Blogger Ashley said...

I made this yesterday and absolutely loved it! Another great recipe, Binnur!

At 7:42 AM, Blogger soyelcin said...

this looks like the green pepper and potatoes recipe so i think potatoes should be nice or would this need water

At 10:41 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

If you like you can cook Green Pepper and Potatoes with red bell peppers instead of green peppers. Each dishes have their own taste, they are not the same!

At 3:44 PM, Anonymous Pellegrina said...

Hi Binnur, just recently discovered your site and have been enjoying this style of recipe with a bit of rice cooked with the lid tight. (This one and the spinach with rice.) Only thing is - after 20 minutes my rice is always still crunchy and I always have to cook it for another 15-20 minutes! Have you any idea what I am doing wrong?!

At 1:15 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I think the heat is too low to cook the rice. 2 tbsp rice are supposed to cook within 20 minutes:)


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