Karjalan Pies Recipe

Karjalan Pies are savory pastries eaten at breakfast or lunch. Learn how to make/prepare Karjalan Pies by following this easy recipe.
Karjalan Pies Recipe
Preparation Time 50 Minutes
Cooking Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 16
Calories Per Serving 106
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup White Rice (uncooked)
  • 2 cups Milk
  • Salt (to taste)

  • ½ cup Water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Rye Flour
  • ¼ cup All-Purpose Flour (or as needed)

    For Brushing
  • 3 tbsp Butter (melted)
How to make Karjalan Pies:
  • Place a saucepan on medium flame and combine rice and water.
  • Boil the water and reduce the flame.
  • Cover the saucepan and simmer for 20 minutes till the water is absorbed.
  • Add milk and cook till it is absorbed by the rice for about 20 minutes.
  • Add salt and stir well.
  • Preheat oven to 450 °F (220 °C).
  • Mix salt and rye flour in a medium bowl.
  • Add water and stir well.
  • Add the flour, 1 tbsp at a time, till the dough reaches the sticky stage.
  • Divide the dough into 16 equal portions.
  • Lightly flour a surface and roll each dough portion into a thin circle measuring 6 inches in diameter.
  • Place 3 tbsp of the rice mixture in the center of each circle.
  • Spread out the mixture leaving 1 inch of the edges.
  • Fold the edges of the dough upwards and crimp them to allow the pastries hold their shape.
  • Pinch the sides at each end to form a boat.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough portions and rice mixture.
  • Place the pastries 3 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Brush the tops of the pastries with butter.
  • Bake the pastries for 10 to 15 minutes till the dough turns firm and the rice porridge is slightly brown on the top.
  • Remove and serve warm.