mint pilau

This is a perfect accompaniment to any Middle Eastern or North African dishes, especially the meats. Koftas or barbecue, even vegetable dishes go really well with this fragrant rice.



1 cup white jasmine rice
2 shallots
1 tbsp olive oil
1.5 cups water
sprinkle of dry dill
small handful mint leaves
salt to taste

To serve  4- 6 as a part of a bigger meal, I use a coffee mug for measure.

Grate the shallots and sauté them in a little oil until translucent. Add the rice, a pinch of salt and the water.
Bring to boil and immediately reduce the heat to a minimum. Cook covered for about 25 minutes, until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is cooked.

Finely chop the mint and add, together with dill and a bit more salt (if necessary), to the rice.
Stir well and serve warm, perhaps with lamb koftas.


Bon appétit!


  1. Jako aromaticna kombinacija. Probala sam takvu rizu ali nije mi se svidelo sto je tako aromatican, ipak sa mirodjijem i nanom deluje osezavajuce! Hmm zanimljivo!

    1. Ja jako volim rižu, i nikada nisam jela neku koja mi se nije svidela:)) Ovo jeste baš osvežavajuće i ide jako dobro sa ovim ćuftama.