Pilaf Veg CD
MC Turkish 110mins plus standing
Name: Patlicanli Pilav
Serves 4 Cold Vegetarian Vegan
Nuts Dried Fruit Grains Main
Course Dairy Free Turkey Europe Asia
1 medium Aubergine, (eggplant) cut into 2.5cm/1-inch cubes
450g/1lb Long Grain Rice
180ml/6fl.oz. Olive Oil
2 Onions, chopped
2 tbsp Pine Nuts
1 large Tomato, diced
2 tbsp Currants
1 tbsp Sugar
2 teasp Ground Cinnamon
2 teasp Ground Allspice
1/2 teasp Ground Black Pepper
1. Place the
aubergine cubes in layers in a colander, sprinkling each layer generously with
salt. Leave in the sink or over a large bowl for 1 hour to draw out the
place the rice in a large bowl, cover with plenty of very hot salted water
and set aside until cold.
3. Rinse the
aubergine cubes well under running water then dry on kitchen paper.
the olive oil in a large saucepan until very hot, add the dried aubergine
cubes and fry, stirring frequently until golden brown on all sides. Remove with
a slotted spoon and set aside.
5. Add the
onions and pine nuts to the pan and sauté for 15 to 20 minutes.
6. Drain the rice
well, add to the onion mixture and continue to cook over a medium heat
stirring frequently, for 10 minutes.
7. Stir in
aubergine the remaining ingredients, bring to the boil then reduce the heat to medium,
cover and cook over for 5 minutes.
8. Reduce the heat
further to low and continue cook till all the water has been absorbed.
9. Remove from the
heat and cover the pan with a clean towel then put a lid on top and leave for 30
minutes. Stir well before serving cold.