Turkish Pilaf Recipe

Turkish Pilaf
submitted by sumit at ifood.tv


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time25 Min
Ready In30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings2
Main Ingredient


 Nut fat2 Ounce
 Vegetable oil2 Tablespoon
 Rice8 Ounce
 Onions3 Medium, sliced
 Garlic3 Clove (15 gm), chopped
 Chopped ginger root/Preserved ginger1 Tablespoon (Leveled)
 Grated coconut1 Tablespoon, desiccated
 Dried apricots2 Ounce, cut into strips
 Seedless raisins2 Ounce
 Almonds4 Ounce
 Coconut milk1 1⁄2 Pint
 Orange slice1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Spring onions/Chives1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 2498 Calories from Fat 1237

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 147 g226%

Saturated Fat 85.5 g427.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 457.6 mg19.1%

Total Carbohydrates 282 g94%

Dietary Fiber 28.6 g114.5%

Sugars 119.8 g

Protein 42 g83.2%

Vitamin A 31.1% Vitamin C 77.8%

Calcium 40.9% Iron 70%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a thick pan or iron casserole, gently saute the dry rice in the fat and oil until pale yellow.
2) Stir in the onions and garlic, saute for further 2-3 minutes .
3) Stir in the saffron, ginger, coconut, apricots, raisins and almonds, simmer covered for 15 minutes.
4) Pour in the coconut milk and cook until the rice is tender and almost dry, then season to taste.

5) Remove in a warm serving dish or casserole, garnish with orange slices, sprinkle with the spring onions or chives and serve immediately.