Kidney pickle

Ingredients for the preparation of pickle with kidney

Main Products:

  1. Fresh veal buds 400 grams
  2. Meat broth 2 liters
  3. Cucumber pickle 200 milliliters
  4. Vegetable oil 3 tablespoons
  5. Rice 1/2 cup
  6. Purified water as needed
  7. Tomato paste 1-2 tablespoons

Vegetables and greens:

  1. Onion 1 piece (large)
  2. Potato 3 pieces (medium)
  3. Carrot 1 piece (large)
  4. Pickled cucumber 3 pieces (medium)
  5. Fresh greens (dill and parsley) 1 bunch (medium)


  1. Ground black pepper to taste
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Laurel leaf to taste


  1. Sour cream 30% fat to taste
  • Main ingredients: Kidney, Potato, Onion, Carrot, Cucumber, Greens
  • Portionation9-10
  • World Cuisine


A tablespoon, a cutting board - 3-4 pieces, paper kitchen towels, a kitchen knife - 3-4 pieces, a bowl - 2 pieces, a stove, a deep pan with a lid (capacity 4 liters), a colander, a sieve with a fine mesh, a plate - 3 pieces, slotted spoon, grater, wooden kitchen spatula, frying pan, ladle, deep portioned plate.

Cooking pickle with kidneys:

Step 1: prepare the kidneys.

To begin with, we thoroughly wash fresh calf kidneys, while simultaneously removing a thin film on which there is a lot of fat from their surface, it has the specific smell inherent in this type of animal. Then we put the offal in any deep dishes, fill it with running water so that it completely covers it, and leave it in this form on 3 hours steep.

Step 2: Cook the kidneys.

Then we rinse the kidneys again, move to a deep saucepan, again pour 5-7 centimeters higher in water and put on medium heat. After boiling, cook them for 5-7 minutes, constantly removing a gray-red foam - a curled protein with a mother tongue from the surface of the bubbling liquid with a slotted spoon. Then we discard the offal in a colander, rinse, leave in the sink for a couple of minutes, transfer it back to the pan and repeat the cooking process twice more. For the fourth time, fill the kidneys with purified water and, after boiling again, bring this ingredient to full readiness, approximately within 30-40 minutes.

Step 3: prepare the pic.

While the kidneys are boiling, we deal with the rest of the products. We spread the right amount of rice on the countertop and sort it out, removing any kind of rubbish. Then we discard the cereal in a sieve with a fine mesh, rinse thoroughly under trickles of cold running water to a clear liquid and leave it in the sink until needed.

Step 4: prepare vegetables and herbs.

Then, using a sharp kitchen knife, peel onions, potatoes and carrots. We wash them together with greens, dry them with paper towels, take turns putting them on a cutting board and continue preparation. Cut the potatoes into slices up to 2.5 centimeters in size and move them into a deep bowl with cold water so that they do not darken before use.

A beam - in cubes or straws.

Shred carrots on medium or large grater.

Grind the cucumber in the same way as the previous vegetable, either with straws or cubes.

Finely chop the dill with parsley, distribute the slices into separate plates, put the rest of the necessary ingredients on the countertop, as well as spices and proceed to the next step.

Step 5: prepare the broth and boiled kidneys.

We put on a medium fire a deep pan with beef broth and bring it to a boil. At the same time, we discard the boiled kidneys in a colander, rinse again, put in a clean plate, cool near the ajar window to room temperature and then cut it into portions on a clean board with a new knife.

Step 6: prepare a pickle with kidneys - stage one.

As soon as the broth in the pan boils, we send chopped kidneys and potatoes into it. Cook them together 10-12 minutesand then pour in the pan already dried rice and cook still 5-7 minutes.

Step 7: preparing a vegetable dressing.

We don’t lose a minute, turn on the next burner on medium heat, put a frying pan on it and pour 3-4 tablespoons of vegetable oil into it. As soon as the fat warms up, dip the onions with carrots in it and fry them for 4-6 minutes until golden brown. Then we add tomato paste to the vegetables, thoroughly mix everything with a wooden kitchen spatula until a homogeneous consistency, warm the dressing on the stove for another minute and transfer it to the pan with the soup being prepared.

Step 8: prepare a pickle with kidneys - stage two.

When rice and potatoes are half ready, add chopped cucumber, pickle, salt to taste, ground black pepper and bay leaf. Cover the pan with a lid and cook the soup over medium heat 10-15 minutes.

Then season it with half the chopped herbs, stand on the stove for another 3-4 minutes and turn it off. Let the hot dish brew 7-10 minutes, then with the help of a ladle, pour it on plates and taste it!

Step 9: serve the pickle with kidneys.

Kidney pickle served hot as the first main course for dinner. After cooking, it is insisted a little. Then they are distributed on plates, sprinkled with the next portion of fresh finely chopped greens, seasoned with sour cream to taste and put on the table with homemade bread. Cook with pleasure and enjoy!
Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- pickle can be prepared both in ordinary purified or well water, and in fish, vegetable or any meat broth;

- good alternatives to tomato paste - homemade tomato caviar with the addition of sweet bell pepper and carrots;

- very often, rice is replaced with pearl barley, but in this case it is sorted, washed, steamed in boiling water for 30-40 minutes and then boiled until fully cooked in a large amount of slightly salted water. This process takes approximately 50 minutes to 1.5 hours;

- the classic spices are indicated in the recipe, but if desired, their set can be supplemented with any other spices, as well as herbs that are used during the preparation of the first hot meat dishes.