Saturday, June 15, 2024

Toruko Rice

Prepare time: 30 min  Cooking time: 1 hr   Ready in: 1 hour 30 min

This thin crust pizza dough recipe will be a hit in your house.


  • 1 cup of rice (we use a standard tea/coffee mug)
  • 2 tbsp şehriye (orzo or vermicelli)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups hot water or stock


  1. Heat your butter in a deep saucepan over a low heat.
  2. Now add your şehriye (orzo) to the pan and stir around for a few minutes until you see it start to change colour.
  3. As soon as you notice the orzo start to go brown, add your cup of rice and continue to stir. Remember to keep the pan over a low heat and keep stirring, otherwise your rice and orzo will burn.
  4. After 3-4 minutes, add the water or stock.
  5. There will be a big sizzle and the liquid will bubble up. Turn up the heat and bring the rice to the boil, fully.
  6. Once the rice is boiling, give it a couple of stirs around, put a lid on the pan, leaving a small gap, and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  7. Leave your rice to simmer for 8-10 minutes until the water or stock has absorbed.
  8. Now remove from the heat, put the lid firmly on the pan and leave your Turkish rice to stand for 5 minutes.
  9. After 5 minutes, remove the lid and fork through your rice.