Sour Spinach Soup
(Pirtike - Siirt)
2 tbsp sumac kernels, or 1/2 lemon juice
250 gr baby spinach, cut off the roots, washed and drained
50 ml olive oil
1 small onion, copped
1/2 tsp red pepper, powdered
2 tbsp crushed tomato, in can
3 tbsp rice, rinsed
3 tbsp large grain Turkish bulgur, rinsed
2 1/2 cup warm water
Soak the sumac kernels in a 1 cup hot water until the soup is cooked.
Saute the onion and salt with oil for a few minutes in a medium sized pot. Add the hot water, rice, bulgur, crushed tomato, salt and pepper. Cook until the rice and bulgur are softened. Add the spinach, stir.
Drain the sumac kernels and discard, then pour the juice (or lemon juice) into the soup. Adjust the amount of water. Boil the soup for a few minutes, Turn the heat off. Serve while still hot.