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Monday, April 16, 2012

Purslane with Ground Beef

(Kiymali Semizotu)

Purslane with Ground Beef
250 gr Purslane, washed and drained or 100 gr rosettes
2 tbsp lean ground beef
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp rice, washed, drained
1 large tomato, peeled, cut in small pieces
2 tbsp crushed tomatoes, canned
~1 tbsp lemon juice - if you cook rosettes you should add it!

Garlic Yogurt Sauce:

1/2 cup plain yogurt
1-2 garlic cloves, mashed with salt

Saute the onion with butter for 2-3 minutes over medium heat in medium size pot. Add the ground beef, salt and pepper, cook on medium-low heat until all the water evaporates while stirring.

Add the rest of the ingredients. Cover and cook until the rice is done at low-medium heat. Turn the heat off and let it rest for 5 minutes.

Place the dish on a serving dish, put a couple of spoons of Garlic Yogurt Sauce over the top.

2 servings.

* Purslane is one of my favorite vegetables and not well known in Canada. The plant has thick, small, round shaped moist leaves. The stems are especially juicy and delicious. It grows like a weed everywhere in here. Recently my friend told me that she found something that looks like purslane at a Loblaws or Longos in Toronto. It was very easy to find it on the shelf with the name of Rosettes:) They smell like roses when you chew it:D

I used Rosettes instead of Purslane to cook this dish and make salads with it. Rosettes doesn't have a sour taste like Purslane does. That's why I added 1 tbsp lemon juice while I cook Purslane Dish to give the right taste.



At 11:00 AM, Anonymous Asli said...

Merhabalar, ben de Kanada'da yasiyorum. Burada semizotu satiliyor mu, nereden bulabilirim? Yardimci olursaniz coooook sevinecegim.
Simdiden tesekkurler.

At 11:19 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhaba Asli,
Tarifin sonunda belirttigim gibi, Kanada'da semizotu marketlede satilmiyor ama evlerin arka bahcesinde taslarin arasinda cok kucuk boyutlarda yetistigini gorebilirsin:) Ben purslane yerine rosettes kullandim. Semizotunun daha kucuk boyutu.Loblaws veya Longos ta seffaf kutular icinde satiliyor, ispanak, roka ve karisik salatalar ile birlikte.

At 3:59 PM, Blogger hecuba said...

Semizotu/purslane is carried in Mexican stores under the Spanish name Verdolagas.


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