Turkish Savory Rice Porridge Lapa

Savory rice porridge in two ceramic bowls garnished with yogurt, sumac, dried mint and lemon wedges photographed on a grey background.

A super healthy and light rice porridge made with rice, water and yogurt. Helps to cure stomach problems and diarrhea.






  1. Rinse the rice briefly. Don’t over-rinse. We need the starch in it.
  2. Bring the water to boil, add in the rice, reduce the heat and cook until it boils.
  3. Bring the heat to the lowest and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes. Stir it every now and then so that the rice doesn’t stick at the bottom of the pot.
  4. Check the consistency. Simmer longer if it’s thinner than you want, add more hot water if it’s thicker.
  5. Serve it in bowls with some plain yogurt, lemon wedges, sumac and dried mint.


Store the leftover rice porridge in the refrigerator without the garnish.


Keywords: rice porridge, savory porridge