Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Tomato Rice Pilaf- Domatesli Pilaf

1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 medium tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped
Freshly ground pepper
2 cups hot chicken broth

Soak the rice in a bowl with the salt and 3 cups of warm water for 20 to 30 minutes, then drain well.

In a saucepan heat thebutter and oil, add the tomatoes and saute for 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the rice, mix well, add the salt and pepper to taste and the chicken broth. Mix well. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until the rice absorbed all the broth. Remove from the heat, place 2 layers of paper towels on this rice cover the pot and let set for 10 minutes in a warm place. Mix well with a wooden spoon.

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