Like bulgur pilaf, in Cyprus we make rice pilaf with vermicelli pasta. We usually add tomatoes in the pilaf as well, just like the bulgur pilaf. The vegetables are my addition to this recipe and you can add whatever boiled or steamed vegetables you like. I did not add tomatoes but used chicken broth instead.u00c2u00a0 This can be served as a side dish but it also makes a light meal with some yoghurt.

The recipe is included in my cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste!

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  1. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 PG u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Hadn’t been here for long now. But, you were on my mind ever<y now and then. This time I#ll bookmark you. A great recipe! And you know, I just love to eat rice pilaf with yoghurt. It’s my comfort food. Of course, along with a pinch of roasted crushed cumin. :)

  2. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 elly u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Aww thanks for the award, Ivy. I have a lot of quirks. LOL. This pilaf looks delicious. I love my pilaf with vermicelli, too. There are so few things better than a nice pilaf with vegetables. You’ve got me craving some.

  3. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Peter G u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    «pilafi» as we say is delicious in any form as far as I’m concerned. This is quite an interesting recipe Ivy with the addition of «fide»…mmm. Congratulations on your award and thank you (again) fo another award!

  4. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Cakelaw u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    I am lovin” that rice Ivy – especially the fact that you took the trouble to mould it for the picture.

    Thanks for the award – I laughed, because before I saw this post, I had given you the same award – check it out:


  5. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Divya u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    What a cute meme! Thanks so much for doing it so quickly! You are the first to finish it.
    Congratulations on both of your awards. Great job.

    Oh, and I love the pilaf with vermicelli… Ivy are your originally from Cyprus? I have a very close friend from there, and her cooking is somewhat different. That is the reason I ask…

  6. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 giz u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    What can we say – many thanks for the award. It’s so good to be recognized in a jury (kinda dramatic no?) of one’s peers.

    The pilaf has a twist – I love that – the vermicelli must give it some crunch when you fry it. I could just eat it as a main.
    The new site is really coming along and looks terrific. Just one complaint – the music is so soothing, I didn’t want to leave and was kind of upset when the massage person didn’t show up. It’s so spa music.

  7. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Ivy

    Ivy |

    Hi everyone and thanks for coming over to comment. We passed on to winter just like that no fall in between. Last week it was 30 degrees and today its 15 degrees.

    Giz, I just wanted to tell you that the massage is on the house. Imagine me rubbing your shoulders and back, aaaah, how relaxing it is. I am glad you liked Vangelis’ Papathanassiou music. I’ve added music in the past but whenever I heard it more than twice a day it got onto my nerves. I really love this music as well.

    You are the first one to tell me about the music and I didn’t know if you could hear it while commenting. Thanks very much.

    From Cypriot Rice

  8. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Nikki u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Hi Ivy! It’s been a while since I’ve visited, and I came over to see how you’re doing. I feel like I’ve just come to your house after not seeing you for a bit…kopiaste, for real. I am hungry now, this pilaf looks very very delicious.

    Stay warm, my friend.

  9. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Vani u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    First of all, I enjoyed your MEME…. very nice to know more about you:)

    Rice pilaf looks delicious… adding vermicelli to it is new to me… But I guess taste of the combo will be good.

    Congrats for those lovely awards:)

  10. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Psychgrad u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Thanks for the award, Ivy. Giz and I have already decided to share the meme. I’m going to star this pilaf, I need to «spice up» my regular boring rice.

  11. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 srilekha u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    check out my blog as i have updated the deadline for the chicken event
    i request you to post the links of your recipes that u have contributed for the event or wish to contribute in future, in the comment section of this particular event announcement page.

    the link for this particular event announcement page is

    so u please post a comment in this link about the url of your recipes

    i highly appreciate your cooperation and participation in the event!

  12. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Lisa u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Thanks for the award Ivy. You are a sweetie. I will try to get to your meme, though I am busy just now. Your rice pilaf is just my kind of thing. YUM!

  13. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Ivy

    Thanks again to all of you.

    Psychgrad, I was sure that you and Giz have a lot of humour to share the meme. Thanks.

    Srilekha, shall check it out tomorrow.

  14. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Deeba u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Congrats on the awards Ivy…& *BLUSH* thanks for passing the lovely one on to me. I LOVE YOUR BLOG TOO…it gives me my daily dose of hapiness!! Sorry I couldn’t get here yesterday…the 24 24 24 was driving me ballistic! Great pilaf too…never heard of a vermicelli one! YUM!!

  15. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Afelia with mushrooms and bulgur pilaf with vermicelli u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    [...] holds a place in recipes similar to rice or cous cous but with a higher nutritional value. Best known as an ingredient in tabouli salad, [...]

  16. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Núria u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Girl, you make my day! Thanks so much Ivy! I still have to «hang» some awards in my site… but I will soon :D. I’m a rice addict and seeing your pilaf rice up there makes me salivate… MMmmm.

  17. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Lore u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    I’ve never tried adding vermicelli to a rice pilaf before but it does sound like a good idea.
    Thanks for the award Ivy, and congrats on yours :D

  18. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Bobby u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Hello Ivy,

    Sorry I havn’t been around, very busy :(

    This rice dish looks very delicious, great flavors and it seems pretty healthy as well!

  19. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 courtney u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Thank you for the award. I love reading the memes. Im a bad passer on however but I am so grateful and will do my best to pass it on.

  20. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Lubna Karim u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Wow rice and vermicelli sounds something new and looks gr8. I will try my hands on this soon. Thank u for joining the event.

  21. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Nicki u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Hi, i'm sorry but i can't find the recipes, when i click on the name of the recipe only the pictures come up, am i doing something wrong?

  22. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: Celebrating Greek Name Days u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    [...] Pilafi me fide kai koukounari.u00c2u00a0u00c2u00a0 Another side dish is this rice pilaf with vermicelli.u00c2u00a0 This is another twist to the rice pilaf we make in Cyprus.u00c2u00a0 This time I did not add any vegetables but added toasted pine nuts and pomegranate.u00c2u00a0 You can see the original recipe here. [...]

  23. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Kopiaste » Foodbuzz u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    [...] Pilafi me fide kai koukounari. Another side dish is this rice pilaf with vermicelli. This is another twist to the rice pilaf we make in Cyprus. This time I did not add any vegetables but added toasted pine nuts and pomegranate. You can see the original recipe here. [...]


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