Taze Börülce Diblesi Recipe
After meeting taze fasulye diblesi (the green beans version of this recipe), I've been making very few dishes with green beans during the green bean season, except for the taze fasulye diblesi. Since it contains rice, it is both a satisfying and an easy meal. This summer, I turned from green bean (taze fasulye) to fresh cowpeas (taze börülce).
Unlike the taze fasulye diblesi, I add a little tomato paste and, if available, carrots to taze börülce diblesi. I wanted to share the recipe for taze börülce diblesi in my own way as I already shared taze fasulye diblesi in accordance with its original form. But while you're at it, if you want the most original recipe, you can ignore and not use tomato paste and carrots. Dible is a very simple recipe. There are no seasonings in it. This simplicity allows you to enjoy the ingredients to the fullest. This is exactly why you need to use very good ingredients. Especially the taste of tomatoes makes an incredible difference. The same goes for cowpea dish, by the way. Even if it has a sauce, if it is made with cowpea that is not cooked even if it boils for hours, or if it is made with tomatoes that crunch while cutting, it has no taste. In short, in simple meals with few ingredients, the ingredients are more important than anything else.
Is It Served Hot or Cold?
The answer to this question is not in me, but you. You can serve it however you desire. Since it does not contain butter, as in olive oil recipes, it does not freeze or solidify when cooled. Therefore, it can be served hot, warm or cold as in olive oil dishes. It is okay to serve olive oil dishes cold, but there are also many who like it hot. I stay in the middle in this regard. In general, I prefer olive oil dishes warm rather than cold, as I do not like to eat anything that has just taken out of the refrigerator and is very cold. Especially stewed kidney beans with olive oil, for example, warm or even hot seems much more delicious to me. So even if I have to eat it the next day, I warm it up a little before eating. But I also know that there are many people who disturb while reading this. That's why I want to end my article with a social message. No one can interfere with everyone's cowpeas. Let them do what they want, let them eat as they want.
Enjoy the recipe...
- 500 g of fresh cowpeas,
- 1 onion, chopped,
- 2 carrots,
- 1/2 cup of rice,
- 1 teaspoon of tomato paste,
- 2 tomatoes,
- 4-5 tablespoons of olive oil,
- Heat the olive oil in a large pan, add into the onion and stir fry until soft,
- Add the tomato paste and stir fry until it starts to smell good,
- Add the chopped fresh cowpeas and the carrots and mix,
- Close the lid and fry on low heat, stirring occasionally, until they change color,
- Add the grated or finely chopped tomatoes and mix,
- Add 2 cups of boiling water and cook on low heat until it is completely soft and the water is absorbed,
- Add and mix the washed and drained rice, 1 cup of boiling water and salt according to your taste,
- Close the lid and cook on low heat until the rice softens and absorbs all the water.