Rice With Tomatoes (Turkish Domatesli Pilav)

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 45 mins

I am anxious to try this just because of the method of cooking rice.


  1. Place rice in a bowl, add 1 tablespoon salt, and cover with hot water; stir and let sit until cooled; drain and set aside.
  2. In a heavy skillet, cook tomatoes in butter, stirring over medium heat, until it forms a paste, about 30 minutes.
  3. Add broth, salt and pepper to taste, and simmer for 2 minutes.
  4. Add rice, stir once, cover and cook on high heat, without stirring, for 5 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to low and cook until rice absorbs all the broth, about 15 minutes; remove from heat.
  6. Uncover, place a napkin over saucepan, replace cover, and leave in a warm place for 40 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

I really liked how soft, fluffy this was cooked. I followed the recipe, but after cooking 15 minutes, the rice was perfect and I didn't get to the napkin over pan, replace cover and let sit 40 minutes.. This was really good. . I didn't add salt due to the bouillon, but I think it DOES NEED it. Made with Dragon's Breath Sticky Ribs last night.. mmm

Amberngriffinco May 02, 2010