Rice Pilaf with Carrots and Peas (Havuçlu Ve Bezelyeli Pirinç Pilavı)

A simple rice pilaf can accompany a number of dishes. There might not be anything inherently Turkish about this recipe, but you’ll find it served with numerous Turkish dishes, especially alongside fish or meat.


  • 2 cups white rice
  • 3 carrots (chopped in squares)
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt


  1. Heat olive oil in a pan.
  2. Add carrots and peas and mix together for 2 minutes.
  3. Add rice and mix again.
  4. Add the chicken broth and salt. Adjust the salt to your taste.
  5. Cook on medium heat until it starts boiling and then turn to low heat.
  6. Cook until all the water is absorbed. No need to stir while cooking.
  7. Serve with meat or vegetable dishes.






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