Monday, 12 April 2010


This dish is always a favorite when family and friends get together for special occasions. it is very similar to paella but made with basmati rice and Turkish spicy sausage SUCUK.
It is a kind of feel good dish that so nice to make. I serve it as a main mail with salad or one of the hot dishes at a party.
  • First I pan fry the CHICKEN TIGHTS (4 or 6 depending on how many people.) Add little water and cook the chicken pieces for 10 minutes, set aside.
  • Then chop 1-2 large ONIONS and brown them in oil in a large frying pan or wok.
  • Transfer chicken tights into the wok.
  • Add 1 or 2 cups of BASMATI RICE and stir with onion for a minute or so. Add pinch of TURMERIC and CHILI PEPPER to taste.
  • Add hot WATER or STOCK ( 2 cups of water for 1 cup of rice ), some SALT to taste.
  • At this point, add some VEGETABLES that you like. ( corn, peas, peppers )
  • Bring it to boil, then turn the heat to low to simmer.
  • Add SUCUK or SPICY SAUSAGE slices on top. Cover and simmer for 20- 30 minutes until the rice is cooked.
  • Add cooked PRAWNS 5 minutes before the cooking time ends.
  • Sprinkle with CHIVES or SPRING ONIONS just before serving.
NOT: Chicken tights are best for this dish as they are not so dry.
Use any spicy sausage instead of sucuk.