May 14, 2020

Turkish Rice (Pilav)

Hello everyone, in this recipe I am showing you how to cook Turkish Rice (Pilav) step by step. 

In Turkey this rice is called Pilav. Pilav is actually so easy to cook. Only thing you need to do is following all the steps to cook Turkish rice exactly like Turkish people. 

 All the steps are so important so please do not make any changes if you want a result like exact same Turkish rice! For instance do not try to use olive oil because this rice will make with butter. A lot of butter!! It is delicious like that believe me. Once you try it, going to understand the difference between normal rice and this one. 

Hope you guys will enjoy my Turkish Rice (Pilav) . Enjoy!


  • 1 Cup Of White Rice (White long rice or you can buy Turkish rice from Turkish store)
  • 1/3 Cup Of Orzo (You can find in the pasta section at the store)
  • 2 Tbsp Of Butter
  • 2 Cup Of Boiled Water
  • 2 Tsp Of Salt


  • 1 Cup Pirinç (Amerika da kullandigim beyaz uzun pirinç olarak geciyor veya Turk marketlerinden alabileceğiniz Turk pirinci)
  • 1/3 Cup Orzo
  • 2 Yemek Kaşığı Tereyağı
  • 2 Cup Kaynamış Su
  • 2 Cay Kasigi Tuz

How To Cook It:

  • Boil water. Add rice into a bowl and cover with boiled water. Add a pinch of salt. It needs to wait 10 minutes. Then drain the rice.
  • Take a pan, add your Orzo and stir it until it get brown color. *Stir all the time because it can get burn really easy.
  • After Orzo is browned, add butter. Stir until it melt.
  • Add drained rice. Stir together another 2 minutes.
  • Add boiled 2 cup of water with salt.
  • Stir and when it start boiling cover it, lover the heat.
  • After 10 minutes check your rice if it is not ready cook another 5 more minutes.
  • Enjoy!

About the author

Hello, my name is Ipek. I born at 1993 in Ankara, Turkey. At 2017, I graduated from Bilkent University Tourism and Hotel Management. Since then I have been working different departments in the hotels but mostly in the restaurant and hotel kitchen. Little after I finish my college life brought me in USA when I was not expecting at all. Currently I am living in FL and sharing all of my knowledge of food and many recipes from my country Turkey to all other cuisines.

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