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Istanboli, A Persian Tasty Rice Dish
Istanboli, A Persian Tasty Rice Dish
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About this dish: This dish is one of the easiest and yummiest vegetarian Persian dishes. It is a kind of dish which Persians cook it in the family but it is not meant to be used in parties and to be offered to guests. It is said that at the time of Qajars dynasty ruled Iran, Persians learnt this dish from the Turkish people of Turkey and loved it and since then it became common in Iran. That is why this dish is named after the popular city of Turkey, Istanbul.
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Servings Prep Time
3 10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Servings Prep Time
3 10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Istanboli, A Persian Tasty Rice Dish
Istanboli, A Persian Tasty Rice Dish
Print Recipe
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About this dish: This dish is one of the easiest and yummiest vegetarian Persian dishes. It is a kind of dish which Persians cook it in the family but it is not meant to be used in parties and to be offered to guests. It is said that at the time of Qajars dynasty ruled Iran, Persians learnt this dish from the Turkish people of Turkey and loved it and since then it became common in Iran. That is why this dish is named after the popular city of Turkey, Istanbul.
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Servings Prep Time
3 10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Servings Prep Time
3 10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Ingredients
  • 1 cup White or Brown Rice
  • 1 piece Chopped Onion
  • 2 pcs Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 piece Chopped PotatoKeep them in water
  • 2 pcs Chopped Eggplant
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt as needed
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Instructions
  1. Wash the rice under the running water until the over the rice turns to look clear.
    Wash the rice under the running water until the over the rice turns to look clear.
  2. Then fill the rice bowl with water and set the rice aside.
    Then fill the rice bowl with water and set the rice aside.
  3. Set the heat to medium to high and heat the oil in a pot and fry the onions until soft;
    Set the heat to medium to high and heat the oil in a pot and fry the onions until soft;
  4. Add the turmeric powder and black pepper powder and fry for one more minute.
    Add the turmeric powder and black pepper powder and fry for one more minute.
  5. Drain the potatoes and add them into the pot and continue frying for few minutes;
    Drain the potatoes and add them into the pot and continue frying for few minutes;
  6. Add the eggplant and tomatoes and continue frying for few more minutes. Drain the rice and add it to the pot.
    Add the eggplant and tomatoes and continue frying for few more minutes. Drain the rice and add it to the pot.
  7. Mix everything well.  
    Mix everything well.  
  8. Add around 2 and a half cups of water;
    Add around 2 and a half cups of water;
  9. Make sure the water covers all the ingredients; add the salt and set the heat to medium and let the dish to cook until all the water is evaporated;
    Make sure the water covers all the ingredients; add the salt and set the heat to medium and let the dish to cook until all the water is evaporated;
  10. Check the rice, if the rice is cooked, the food is ready.
    Check the rice, if the rice is cooked, the food is ready.
  11. Add it to the serving plate and enjoy it with pickles or yogurt or just like that. 
    Add it to the serving plate and enjoy it with pickles or yogurt or just like that. 
Recipe Notes

By placing raw chopped potatoes in the water, it helps to remove the stickiness (starch of the potato) and when you want to fry them; simply drain them and fry the potatoes. This way the potatoes never stick together when frying.

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