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Organic Cooking Tours of Turkey!!

Posted by deborahmclaren on May 1, 2009

Travel Turkey in a gentle, environmentally and health conscious, earth honoring way.  All the fruits and vegetables you cook are organic.

Turkish Cuisine Tours

Visit  traditional villages, cook with local women, participate in daily life with donkey rides, organic farming, folk dancing and other activities. Visit ancient sites and centers of Anatolian civilizations which spread from Neolithic Matriarchal to Lycean, Hittite, Byzantian, Roman and Ottoman.

Turkish Rice Pudding (Sutlac):

All Organic Ingredients:
6 cups of milk,
1 cup of sugar,
1/2 cup rice,
1 tablespoon of rice flour or corn starch,
3 – 4 teaspoons of vanilla extract.

Wash the rice. Bring 3 cups of water to boil and add rice to water, when rice is cooked, drain it. Place rice and milk on heat when mixture begins to boil add sugar and stir slightly turn the heat down. Simmer for about 10 minutes.

Make a paste of the rice flour with a little amount of water and stir into milk mixture and continue stirring. Simmer some more.

Turn off heat and add vanilla extract. Pour pudding in individual bowls and let cool.

Sprinkle with cinnamon serve cold.

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