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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Stuffed Peppers with Olive Oil

(Zeytinyagli Biber Dolmasi)

Stuffed Peppers with Olive Oil
5 medium sized peppers
2 1/4 cups water
1 cup rice, washed and drained
4-5 medium sized onions, chopped
2 tbsp currants
2 tbsp pine nuts
1 1/2 tbsp mint
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt

Sautee the onions with the oil for about 10 minutes in a medium-sized pot. Then add the rice, sugar and salt, stir and cover the lid. Cook on very low heat until the rice looks see through. Add the nuts, currants, mint and a cup of water. Stir occasionally on low heat. Cook until all the water evaporates and put aside.

Cut off the tops of the peppers using a small knife, but don't throw them away as you will put them back on after you stuff the peppers. Discard the seeds inside the peppers.

Stuff the peppers with the filling using a tablespoon. Place the tops of the peppers as seen in the picture above. Put in a medium sized pot along with 1 1/4 cup of water poured over the peppers. Cover the lid, cook until most of the water evaporates on medium-low heat.

Serve Stuffed Peppers cold with fresh lemon juice, after your main dish.

* This is a vegetarian dish.

5 Comments:

At 12:12 PM, Blogger Elif said...

They look delicious. My roommate is a very good cook. She cooked the same stuffed peppers last week. If you are abroad, it is easy to find those big and colorful peppers but in Turkey, as far as I know they are very expensive tough.
Nice job! thanks for your time and effort:)

 
At 10:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to try this... is the mint you use in the recipe fresh mint or can it be dried? Thank you for all the recipes I have cooked many of them and my Turkish friends love them!

 
At 10:59 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you:) I always use dry mints for this recipe.
Take care,

 
At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my mother is a diabetic thus i would try to avoid any use of sugar in my cooking. is it ok if i leave out the sugar for this recipe?

 
At 9:54 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
You can try it but here will be taste:)

 

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