Anchovy rice (hamsili pilav) recipe

Main Dish
4 servings
10 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
1/2 kg fresh anchovy

1 cup rice

pine nuts



black pepper


corn meal


  • Let the rice wait in hot water for 20 min, slice onions into small pieces.
  • Mix it well , drain the rice , pour onto onions , add hot water 2 glass, or it should cover onto rices. Cook it with low heat till the water goes off ,but dont make it dry.
  • On the other hand lie some olive oil into pan , cover the outside of anchovies with corn meal and line the base and sides with just over half the anchovy fillets skin side outwards.
  • Pour the rice mixture into the centre, and cover the surface with the remainder of the anchovies.
  • Sprinkle a little olive oil over, and fry it with low heat 10 min, after 1 side fried , close a plate on the pan reverse it and cook other side of it.
  • Serve it warm and enjoy with Turkish/Black Sea Region Traditional food.


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