- 2 cups long grain rice
- 4 cups hot water
- 1 tablespoon margarine or butter
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- 5 tablespoons orzo
- A pinch salt
I think this kind of Turkish pilaf is famous across the world. It’s so plain and so healthy, and of course delicious. You’ll need only a few common ingredients while preparing this Turkish pilaf with orzo. As you might guess, they are just rice, orzo, oil and salt, if you like salty. You can consume this dish with some meat (beef, chiken etc. or doner) or tomato sauced white beans on it and I strongly recommend you to try it.
A medium sized pot
A wooden mixing spoon
Wash and drain the rice a few times.
Add orzo and pour olive oil into the pot. Stir and fry over medium heat till orzo turns a bit red. Try not to burn.
Add the rice onto orzo and stir for a while.
Add margarine (or butter) onto rice and stir until margarine (or butter) melts.
Pour 4 cups hot water and sprinkle salt, then stir for a few times.
Completely cover the pot and boil on high heat for a couple minutes, then simmer without uncovering.
When rice absorbs all the water (after 25-30 minutes) turn off the stove.
Uncover the pot and cover the top of the pot with a towel or cloth, set asied for 10-15 minutes before serving.