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Leek with Olive Oil (Zeytinyağlı Pırasa)

One of my favorite winter dish. It is very healthy as well. I just got it from the Farmers Market where they are freshly picked. Leek is the best when served cold or at room temperature.

1 bunch of leeks, washed and cut, in chunks
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 medium sized carrot, washed and chopped, bite size
2 tablespoon rice, washed
About 1 cup water
1 tbsp sugar
Salt
1 lemon juice

  • Wash the leeks and cut in 4cm long pieces up to the green part.
  • Saute onion in olive oil until transparent.
  • Add carrots and saute for another 3 minutes.
  • Add leek and saute 2 more minutes.
  • Add rice, water, salt, sugar. Cover the lid halfway and cook for about 30 minutes on medium-low heat. If needed, you can add more water.
  • Before removing from the heat add lemon juice, cook 2 more minutes and let it cool before serving.

Source: Gaziantep Yemekleri ve Muhtelif Yemekler – Sermin Ocak

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