Turkish Rice Pilaf

Turkish Rice Pilaf

Turkish rice pilaf, known as şehriyeli pilav is not just an incredible accompaniment, but stands up on its own as a dish.


  • Heat the chicken stock, either in a separate saucepan or in the microwave if you must. If making from stock cube, make at the last minute with boiling water.
  • Add the butter to a large saucepan, and place over a medium heat.
  • Fry the orzo in the butter, stirring gently for a few minutes until it is well coloured. You're looking for a good golden colour but make sure it doesn't burn.
  • When nearly coloured, add the rice and fry gently for another minute.
  • Pour in the chicken stock, stir gently and place a well fitting lid onto the pan. Reduce the heat to low.
  • Keep the lid on and the heat low for around 15 minutes. Don't be tempted to lift the lid, just leave it.
  • When 15 minutes is up, remove from the heat (don't touch that lid!) and let rest for another 15 minutes.
  • Remove the lid, fluff up with a fork and serve.

Main Ingredients

Orzo (closest to şehriye I could find)
1 cup
Long Grain White Rice
1 cup
50g (Good Wedge)
Chicken Stock
550ml (just over 2 cups)

Recipe Information

  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 portions as a side dish
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