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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Mushroom Pilaf Casserole

(Guvecte Mantarli Pilav - Istanbul)

Mushroom Pilaf Casserole
1/2 cup rice, washed, drained
1 tbsp butter
1 medium-size onion, chopped
7-8 medium-size mushrooms, cleaned, sliced
1 tbsp sweet peas, frozen
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup hot water
2 tbsp dill, chopped

1 medium-size yellow potato, boiled, peeled, grated
1 large egg yolk
1 tbsp milk

Saute the onion and mushrooms with the butter in a medium sized pot for about 4-5 minutes until all the water evaporates. Add the rice, sweet peas, allspice, salt and pepper, then toss. Add the hot water, stir. Cover, turn the heat down to low and cook until the rice absorbs all the water. Then add the chopped dill, and toss.

Divide into 2 individual ovenproof bowls. Put aside.

To make the cover; mix the grated potato, egg yolk, milk, salt and pepper. Cover the pilaf with this mixture in the bowls. Place the bowls on the oven tray. Set the oven to broil (grill). Place the oven tray on the top rack and cook until the tops take a golden colour for about 10 minutes.

2 servings.



At 8:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Made this and it was so good! I didn't have all spice so I used a little bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper and 1 clove. Thanks for the great recipes!

At 3:48 PM, Blogger Rachel said...

I made this wonderful dish and my entire family loved it. I blogged about it at The Crispy Cook. Thanks for such a great recipe. I'm anxious to try some others that I've bookmarked here.

At 9:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this dish can be underrated, a combination of potatoes and rice with such a twist seems like an interesting option to try! This is an "art meal":)Thank you very much for this recipe

At 10:29 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thanks for your generous compliments; I truly appreciate them:D


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