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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tomato-Rice Cooked in Olive Oil

(Domates Civesi - Antalya)

 Tomato-Rice Cooked in Olive Oil
1 small onion, sliced
1 small eggplant; peel the skin lengthwise in strips, cut into bite size, soak in 2 cups of water with salt for about 15 minutes, dry with paper towel
1 cubanelle pepper, chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, sliced
3 tbsp rice, rinsed
3 medium-size tomatoes, peeled, diced
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup hot water

Fresh mint leaves

Saute the onion and peppers with salt and olive oil for 4-5 minutes in a shallow pan at low-medium heat. Add the eggplant, garlic and rice, continue to saute for about 2 more minutes. Cover the vegetables with the tomatoes. Pour the hot water, do not stir! Cover and cook until the rice is soft enough at medium-low heat. Do not open the the lid while it is cooking.

Let it cool down first in the pot. Then, place on a serving platter. Garnish with chopped fresh mint. Serve it at room temperature or chilled.

2 servings.



At 10:26 AM, Blogger Nisa-mom said...

Love to stop by here, when my brain is already frozen doesn't know what should I make for dinner.. your recipes always simple and yet delcious base on my hubby taste too :) He is iranian , so another turkish recipes is benefit for me.
Thank you dear..

At 4:15 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you Nisa-mom:) Love to see you here...we all have been very busy with many tasks to I cook on a daily basis for my family without staying in the kitchen so long:)
Take care,

At 4:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been long time since I had eggplant for dinner. I forgot how simple yet tasty this dish is. Thank you for these traditional Turkish meals :)Love your blog.


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