Istanbul Pilavi (Istanbul Pilaf)


  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 1/2 cup white rice, rinsed well and drained
  • 1 cup soy chicken substitute
  • 2 T chopped pistachios
  • 3 T margarine
  • A pinch of saffron threads
  • 1 cup frozen baby peas, thawed
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In a lidded saucepan, melt the margarine and saute the soy chicken for 4 minutes. Add rice and saute for 3 more minutes. Add stock, almonds, saffron, peas, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer and cook for 17 minutes. Remove from the heat; uncover to release the steam. Let rest for 10 minutes covered by a towel.

After spooning into a serving bowl, sprinkle the top with pistachios.

Serves 4-6.

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