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Meat Pie with Rice

  • 19.08.2004.
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 6
  • 135 min

Admirers of classic oriental cuisine will enjoy this baby beef and rice speciality. You need a little more time and patience for this dish but its taste is an excellent reward. Add light salad as a side dish to make a full meal.


  • Pastry:
  • 500 g flour
  • 250 g butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 120 ml water
  • Stuffing:
  • 1.2 kg baby beef
  • salt
  • stalk celery
  • 150 g rice
  • 100 g onion
  • 100 g butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta
  • 400 ml yoghurt
  • Smearing:
  • 1 egg


  1. 1.
    Cook meat in one piece in boiling salted water with a stalk of celery. Cook rice separately also in salted water.
  2. 2.
    Meanwhile, prepare the dough. Mix all the ingredients and add water to prepare fine soft dough.
  3. 3.
    Cut meat into smaller pieces. Dice onion and sauté in butter until transparent, and then add meat, rice, parsley and Vegeta. Stir well, remove from heat, add yoghurt and gently stir.
  4. 4.
    Divide the pastry in two parts (one larger than the other). Flatten the larger piece of dough and place in greased baking tin (size 36×22 cm). The dough should not pass over the sides of the baking tin.
  5. 5.
    Arrange stuffing evenly over the dough and then flatten remaining dough and cover the stuffing. Smear with beaten egg.
  6. 6.
    Cut the dough in a few places and bake in preheated oven at 200°C for about one hour.


Serve meat pie with yoghurt or sour milk.


For a more aromatic flavour add a teaspoon of chopped mint or basil leaf.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 1362 / 5.693 - -
Fat g 87,64 - -
Carbohydrates g 91,66 - -
Dietary fibre g 2,69 - -
Protein g 49,39 - -
Salt g 3,22 0 0
Vitamin A μg 1.861,89 47 37
Vitamin D μg 57,76 29 29
Vitamin C mg 2,45 3 3
Niacin mg 20,45 146 102
Potassium mg 892,17 24 24
Calcium mg 234,50 23 23
Phosphorus mg 638,73 80 80

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)