Orzo Rice Pilav Recipe
I like orzo rice pilaf more than plain rice. It's probably related to my mom making rice with orzo all the time. For my first taste in childhood, rice is equal to rice with orzo. Even if a person eats the best food in the world at the best restaurants in the world, the dishes that make him happiest are undoubtedly the dishes and flavors he is familiar with from his childhood. In order for these dishes to remain as good as memories, it is necessary not to pursue these flavors after years. Because these meals, which are remembered with longing, are not generally good things as they are remembered from childhood.
I want to give a small example. There is a dessert that my husband remembers from her childhood and has not been able to tell for years. They used to buy it from the grocery store when I was a kid, there was cream in the cake, there was chocolate on it, her name was princess. Whenever a sweet talk is opened, the subject is connected to the princess and begins to tell how beautiful it is. But the information he gives about the dessert is so fragmentary that it is not possible to fully understand what it is like (because he does not remember exactly). Anyway, while we were walking on the road, during a recent visit to our hometown, in front of a grocery store we passed, he shouted ah princesses. Anyway, we got one princess. I took my first bite and stayed that way. What a bad taste. I could barely swallow but couldn't keep eating. The idea is very good, I have no words for it. But believe me, it was the worst pastry product in the world, made using the world's poorest pastry ingredients and adding the most sugar that can be put in.
My husbnd was also very disappointed by giving me the right. But as a result, I saw what the princess was. I made it at home at the first opportunity. Princess cookies were a wonderful dessert, but of course, it was not the taste of my husband's childhood. Because neither he, nor the taste of his childhood, nor the number of sweets he eats are limited enough to like everything he eats.
Fortunately, the ingredients in the orzo rice pilaf, my expectation from the pilaf or the basic dishes in Turkish cuisine have not changed yet and I still get the same taste from the noodle rice pilaf.
Enjoy the recipe...
- 1 cup of rice, washed and drained,
- 1/2 cup of orzo,
- 1 tbsp of butter,
- 1 tbsp of vegetable oil,
- 2-2.5 cups of boiling water,
- Heat the oil and butter in a pan,
- Add into the orzo and cook, stirring, until brown,
- Add rice and cook in low heat for 4-5 mins.,
- Add salt and water, stir and cover the lid,
- Cook in low heat until the rice and orzo is tender and absorbs all the water.