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!