Bosnian Djuvec Rice

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easy, delicious Bosnian djuvec rice with vegetables is great as a side or main dish

Need a flavorful new rice recipe that whips up in no time? This delicious Bosnian Djuvec Rice is super-flavorful and comes together quickly using a handful of pantry staples you already have on hand.

Djuvec (pronounced joovetch, not juvek or you’ll sound funny or in other words like a dummy) is a rice dish from the Balkan’s cuisine with many variations. It is mostly served as a side but bulked up with vegetables it can proudly stand all on its own as a quick vegetarian entrée.


Add chicken cut in cubes and for a delicious one-pot chicken rice dinner that could feed an army.

If you’ve ever vacationed in coastal Bosnia or Croatia you’ve probably gotten served djuvec rice alongside grilled meat. It is the local’s favorite meat accompaniment. When I was young, I didn’t like all the vegetables in my rice (what kid does) but now I think of it as a delicacy.

It is similar, but not to be confused with Mexican dirty rice and it can be topped with beans for protein or served in a tortilla as well.

This yummy djuvec rice is a perfect solution for busy weeknights (and cheaper than takeout too)!

 

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This yummy djuvec rice is made in under 30 minutes and is packed with vegetables and super flavorful

Ingredients:
Serves 4

  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tomatoes
  • ½ cup frozen or fresh peas
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley leaves for garnish

 

~ Free Tip ~ 

Substitute vegetable broth with water and a tablespoon of Vegeta. Vegeta is a popular vegetable and herb – based seasoning.

 

Directions:

  1. In a medium size pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Sauté onion, pepper, and carrot until softened, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and chopped tomatoes then cook for 5 more minutes stirring frequently.
  3. Mix in the rice, peas, paprika, and chili powder, if using. If you like it spicy, adjust the amount of chili powder.
  4. Next, add broth and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and cook until liquid is absorbed, about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with chopped parsley leaves.

 

How to make djuvec rice

Bosnian Djuvec Rice

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4

Bosnian Djuvec Rice

This delicious Bosnian djuvec rice is vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free but packed with vegetables for a meal that your family will love!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tomatoes
  • ½ cup frozen or fresh peas
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley leaves for garnish

Directions

In a medium size pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Sauté onion, pepper, and carrot until softened, about 3 minutes.

Add garlic and chopped tomatoes then cook for 5 more minutes stirring frequently.

Mix in the rice, peas, paprika, and chili powder, if using. If you like it spicy, adjust the amount of chili powder.

Next, add broth and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and cook until liquid is absorbed, about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with chopped parsley leaves.

Notes

~ Free Tip ~

Substitute vegetable broth with water and a tablespoon of Vegeta. Vegeta is a popular vegetable and herb - based seasoning.

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24 Comment

  1. Reply
    Petra
    June 29, 2017 at 7:09 am

    This rice looks and sounds great! I love to add vegetables and this looks like a delicious way to serve it!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 29, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Thanks, Petra! It can really stand as a meal on its own 🙂

  2. Reply
    Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook
    June 28, 2017 at 1:33 am

    I love everything in this rice! Yum! I think I’d need a bowl or two. 😀 Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday #177.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 28, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      Hi, Jhuls! It really is delicious! 🙂

  3. Reply
    Christina Makri
    June 15, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    It looks yummy indeed!!! I love rice so I’m gonna give it a try. Thank you for the recipe 🙂

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 15, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      Thank you, Christina! Enjoy the rest of your day!

  4. Reply
    Alison's Allspice
    June 9, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    I love trying new foods from other cultures. This rice dish looks fantastic, and I do already have most of the ingredients!
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      Jas
      June 10, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      Hi, Alison! That’s the beauty of it – having most of the ingredients for a different dish 🙂 Hope you like it!

  5. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing with us at #overthemoon link party. I’ve pinned and shared. Have a great week and hope to see you link up next time.
    Sue from Sizzling Towards Sixty & Beyond.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 9, 2017 at 10:43 am

      Thanks, Sue!

  6. Reply
    Sandra
    June 8, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    With or without added protein this is the kind of dish I could eat on a regular basis. When our son was in the army one of his tours of duty was in Bosnia. I will ask him if this dish is familiar to him. Love your pictures and thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope you’re having a great weekend.
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      Jas
      June 9, 2017 at 10:39 am

      Thank you, Sandra! Ask you son which city he was in, mine is Banja Luka 🙂

  7. Reply
    Neesie
    June 6, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Your post should have come with a warning because we are just coming up to dinner time, and now after seeing your photos I’m drooling and so hungry. This looks so tasty! Thanks for sharing 😀

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 8, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Haha, Neesie! Sorry 😀

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    image-in-ing: weekly photo linky
    June 6, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Looks yummy! Great photos.
    Thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/06/my-happy-place.html
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      Jas
      June 8, 2017 at 10:31 am

      Thank you!

  9. Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    June 5, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Sounds really good!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 5, 2017 at 8:29 pm

      Thank you!

  10. Reply
    fabiola
    June 4, 2017 at 6:45 am

    This one looks great, similar to caribbean cuisine. Love it!!
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      Jas
      June 5, 2017 at 8:28 pm

      Thank you, Fabiola!

  11. Reply
    dina
    August 12, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    it looks delicious!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      August 13, 2014 at 9:26 am

      Thank you Dina! Have a great day.

  12. Reply
    Lauren
    August 12, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    This looks delicious! I may try this tonight and pair it with some type of bean dish. Thanks! 🙂

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      August 12, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      Let me know how it turns out for you Lauren! Hugs, Jas

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