Rice with Dried Fruit and Almonds Wrapped in Dough

April 3, 2020

This rice dish is known as the most famous meal that is served to guests in the city of Siirt, Turket. It is also among the most popular dishes of Turkish cuisine. Classical rice can be completely different with the various ingredients added. Here is a great recipe for those who want to try a different rice dish. Bon Appetit!

Taste Score: %90
Difficulty Hard
Servings 6-8 people
Preparation 20 mins
Cooking 40 mins
Total 60 mins

Ingredients

Directions

  1. First, cook the rice in olive oil and butter.
  2. Then add the raw diced almonds and dried fruits diced in cubes and cook for about 8-10 minutes.
  3. When the rice changes color, add 3 cups of hot water and cook on low heat.
  4. Then put 1 dough in a wide and deeply oiled pan and add another half dough on it.
  5. After this process, put the rice, which was rested, into the pan.
  6. Cut the remaining 1.5 dough into pieces and cover the rice.
  7. In the next step, open the bottom of the stove and cook it by turning both sides upside down until it turns golden.
  8. After resting it, you can slice and eat with pleasure.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Rice with Dried Fruit and Almonds Wrapped in Dough
Serves 6-8
Amount Per Serving
Calories402
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 13 mg4.3%
Sodium 78 mg3.4%
Potassium 324 mg6.9%
Protein 8 g16%
Total Fat 17 g21.8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Things to know about rice and almonds

According to archaeological and linguistic research, rice was first domesticated in the Yangtze River in China.

Almond is native to Iran and surrounding countries. It spread to North Africa and Southern Europe in the ancient times along the Mediterranean coast and more recently moved to other parts of the world, especially California, the United States. The wild form of domesticated almond grows in some parts of Levant.

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