Dolma Ici Zeytinyagli
(Rice Stuffing for Vegetables)
Amount Measurement Ingredient
 1/2 pound Long grained rice
 1/2 cup Olive oil
 1 cup Water
 1 large Tomato
 1 medium Onion
 Few sprigs dill & parsley
 1 ounce Pine nuts (pignoli)
 1 teaspoon Sugar (more to taste)
 1 pinch Thyme
 Salt and pepper
 1 ounce Currants
Preparation Method

This stuffing is for eggplants, pepper, tomatoes and zucchini. It is made
with olive oil and served as a cold vegetable dish.
Slice onion very finely, skin and roughly chop tomato and wash the rice
until the water runs clear. Heat the olive oil in a deep pot and fry the
onion until it becomes soft. Add the tomato, pine nuts, currants, sugar,
thyme and season and then stir in the drained rice and fry them together for
two or three minutes. Cover with just enough water to come half an inch above
the the level of the rice and then boil out the water and steam for a few
minutes until the rice mixture is dry. Allow to cool. Stuff veggies with
mixture, arrange in a flat roasting pan, cover each one with its lid (after
insides are scooped out and sprinkled w/ salt). Pour around them enough water
to come half-way up their sides. Bake in a 350 oven for 45 min. or until they
are well cooked through & soft, but have not lost their shape. Sprinkle w/
chopped dill and parsley. Enough stuffing for 2 pounds of peppers.

Recipe from "Home Book of Turkish Cookery" by Venice Lamb.