/ Rice Sides
garlic, finely minced (optional)
uncooked rice (2 1/8 cups)
How to Make Turkish Rice
1Melt butter in saucepan; add onion, green pepper, garlic, mushrooms, and celery. Brown over low heat, then add rice, salt, tomatoes, and water. Stir to blend.
2Pour mixture into large buttered casserole. Cover and bake until rice has absorbed liquid and is tender.
3Uncover, stir to blend ingredients, then top with crumbs. Dot with grated cheese if desired.
4Brown uncovered in moderate oven (375°F.). Garnish with chopped parsley. Serves 6 to 8.
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