Green pea pastries recipe

Green pea pastries recipe

Green pea pastries recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 16 ounces minced meat
  • 2 tablespoons fried pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons blanched, fried almonds
  • 16 ounces puff pastry
  • 4 tablespoons shortening or butter
  • A dash of salt and pepper, as desired
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup shortening or butter
  • 1 egg, beaten with a dash of white pepper

Instructions

  1. • Fry minced meat in shortening with a dash of salt and pepper.
  2. • Cook until tender. Drain and put aside.
  3. • Wash rice and soak for 1/4 hour in lukewarm water.
  4. • Fry peas for 5 minutes in the same shortening.
  5. • Add 4 1/2 cups of water, bring to a boil for 15 minutes.
  6. • Add rice, salt and pepper.
  7. • Cover and cook for 25 minutes on low heat.
  8. • Stir into cooked rice and peas: minced meat, almonds and pine nuts.
  9. • Roll out puff pastry using a rolling pin.
  10. • Divide into equal squares.
  11. • Roll out each square so that it would fit in a small bowl.
  12. • Put 2 table spoon fuls of rice mixture in the center of each square in the small bowl.
  13. • Brush sides of pastry with beaten egg.
  14. • Fold the sides over the rice mixture.
  15. • Press well in order to have a little bundle shape.
  16. • Arrange pastries in a greased oven tray.
  17. • Brush pastries with beaten egg.
  18. • Garnish with some pine nuts.
  19. • Place tray in hot oven till golden and cooked.