Turkish Dried Cherry Pilaf

6
Servings
40m
Prep Time
20m
Cook Time
1h
Ready In

Recipe: #39606

September 30, 2022



"Optional topping: 1 cup plain Greek whole fat yogurt, drained in cheesecloth for several hours or overnight with 2 tablespoons lemon juice mixed in I saw this rice on Turkish u tube and the rice was bright red hence the dye ,you don't have to ,but it was striking"

Original recipe yields 6 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (171.6 g)
  • Calories 149.6
  • Total Fat - 9.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 20.4 mg
  • Sodium - 631.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1 g
  • Sugars - 3.9 g
  • Protein - 1.7 g
  • Calcium - 25.7 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Thoroughly rinse the rice under cold running water for several minutes until the water runs clear.

Step 2

Let stand in a strainer for half an hour or longer to air dry.

Step 3

Meanwhile soak the dried cherries for 30 minutes in

Step 4

Boiling hot water

Step 5

Drain

Step 6

Saving water to add to 2 cups water

Step 7

Set aside.

Step 8

Meanwhile

Step 9

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.

Step 10

Add the cherries and sugar and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, giving the pan frequent but gentle shakes. Stir in the rice and caraway seeds to coat the grains with butter

Step 11

Then add the water ,dye if adding and stir in the salt.

Step 12

Raise the heat and bring to a boil.

Step 13

Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes undisturbed.

Step 14

Remove from heat

Step 15

Remove the lid, and cover the pan with a dishtowel. Put the lid back on and let sit for 15 more minutes, undisturbed.towel wrapped pan up

Step 16

Fluff

Tips & Variations


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