Julia Child's Puree of Rice and Turnips With Herbs and Garlic

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by davinandkennard

From Mastering the Art of French Cooking, 1970. "Unless your friends know that Freneuse is Turnipville, on one of the serpentine twists of the Seine northwest of Paris, they will have ot other cule to identify this marvelous mixture. Serve it with red meats, pork, sausages, chops, goose, and ducklings" I can tell you from my personal experience how drop dead delicious this is. People will never guess the ingredients! Enjoy! T.J.

Top Review by dschuster

The taste was good, but it definitely needed more than 2 cups milk. Our rice was still a little crunchy, even after some extra cooking time. I liked it with ham, and I'm sure with some practice I'll get it right - like most French cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring the milk to a simmer, add the rice, salt, butter, garlic and seasonings.
  2. Simmer stirring occasionally for 10 minutes, until the rice is partially tender.
  3. Stir in the turnips, adding more milk if necessary to submerge the vegetables.
  4. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally until the turnips are tender.
  5. The liquid should almost be absorbed.
  6. Puree in a food mill or a food processor.
  7. Shortly before serving, reheat, stirring.
  8. Carefully correct seasonings.
  9. Stir in the butter or cream by spoonfuls.
  10. Turn into a hot serving dish and sprinkle with parsley.

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