İç Pilav – Turkish Pilaf with Pine Nuts and Dried Currants

  • İç Pilav – Turkish Pilaf with Pine Nuts and Dried Currants
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 7 votes


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 Tbls pine nuts
  • 1 Tbls dried currants
  • 1 Tbls vegan margarine
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tspn allspice
  • 1 tspn massel's stock powder (beef style)
  • 2 Tbls boiled water
  • 1 Tbls fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper


• Cook the brown rice in rice cooker. Keep warm.
• Melt the vegan margarine in a pot and add the pine nuts, currants, pepper, allspice and cinnamon. Don’t add the salt just yet as the stock powder adds a little bit of saltiness. Stirring constantly cook them until the currants swell up.
• Mix together the stock powder with boiled water in a small bowl first then add it to the pot along with rice. You might need a little extra moisture here if you think it is too dry but don’t turn it into an Ottoman risotto. This is a pilaf you’re making; not a risotto.
• Add the chopped dill and season to taste –check first. Mix well and serve warm.

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  • YUM — and great presentation!


    by Angela H. on 11/09/2013, 10:21
    Angela H.
    • Thank you Angela and sorry for the late reply :)


      by A. Gulden on 30/03/2014, 06:58
      A. Gulden
  • This looks like a traditional recipe.


    by Emma Smith on 25/03/2014, 15:20
    Emma Smith
    • It is a traditional recipe with a twist but we love the chewy texture of brown rice and it really works.


      by A. Gulden on 30/03/2014, 06:59
      A. Gulden
  • This is a Turkish recipe. My grandmother used to make this. it is delicous :)


    by Nesrin Akkus on 25/03/2014, 15:48
    Nesrin Akkus
    • Yes it is a Turkish recipe. Thank you :)


      by A. Gulden on 30/03/2014, 07:00
      A. Gulden