Turkish Ottoman Rice Csserole

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by GingerlyJ

I got this recipe from my friend Val who has a turkish husband. he claims this dish is eaten often in the royal palace

Top Review by Elmotoo

Delicious!! I subbed slivered almonds for the pistachios but otherwise made as written. A nice change of pace. :D Thank you! Made for Couscous & Rice event in the NA/ME Forum 5/14.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet heat 2 tablespoons butter and olive oil.
  2. add onion and cook til see through.
  3. add curry, garlic and turmeric and cook 1 minute.
  4. add the rice and cook til opague.
  5. add stock and uncovered bring to a boil.
  6. add salt and pepper.
  7. cook, covered on low 25 minutes.
  8. fluff rice with fork. If not tender enough add a little water and cook five minutes more.
  9. mix in cherries and nuts and transer to a casserole.
  10. in a saucepan, heat other 2 tablespoons butter.
  11. add flour and stir constantly cook til bubbly but do not brown.
  12. add milk and cook, stirring, til thick.
  13. add salt and cheese.
  14. pour over rice.
  15. put under broiler for four minutes or until bubbly.

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