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Djuvec Rice (Croatian Vegetable Rice) recipe

Djuvec Rice (Croatian Vegetable Rice)

by Chef Miška Tolj-Turkić (@chefmiska)
Prep Time
15min
Cook Time
30min
Total Time
45min
CroatianSideMain CourseGluten-FreeNut-Free

A flavorful rice dish with vegetables and spices, perfect as a main course or side dish.

Ingredients

4 Servings
(1 serving = 1 bowl)

INGREDIENTS

  • 300g
    basmati rice
  • 1piece
    onion
  • 1clove
    garlic
  • 1piece
    carrot
  • 1piece
    red bell pepper
  • 2tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 500mL
    chicken stock
  • 400g
    canned crushed tomato
  • 1tsp
    sweet paprika powder
  • 100g
    ajvar
  • 300g
    peas (frozen)
  • 25g
    parsley
  • salt
  • pepper

Method

METHOD

  1. Peel and finely dice the onion, garlic, and carrot. Remove and discard the bell pepper core, then dice finely.

  2. Heat the oil over medium heat in a deep pan. Fry the diced vegetables for approximately 5 minutes.

  3. Add the rice, stir well, and fry for 1 minute.

  4. Add the chicken stock, tomatoes, paprika powder, ajvar, and peas. Bring to a boil, season with salt and pepper, and let simmer uncovered for 20–25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. If the rice seems too dry, add some hot water and keep simmering.

  6. Finely chop the parsley. Season again with salt and pepper. Stir in the parsley before serving. Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  1. If you prefer a spicier dish, add a pinch of chili flakes or a dash of hot sauce.

  2. For a vegetarian version, substitute the chicken stock with vegetable stock.

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Recipe by

Chef Miška Tolj-Turkić

(@chefmiska)

Chef Miška Tolj-Turkić is a Croatian/Australian dual citizen, born in Western Australia, who's families migrated from Croatia in the 1920s. Originally raised in the lush...

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