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Greek Leeks and Rice Prasorizo
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Greek Leeks and Rice – Prasorizo

Course Entree, side
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 main or 4 sides
Author Elena Paravantes RDN

Ingredients

  • 1 pound leeks sliced in ½ inch wide slices white and pale green parts only
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • ½ cup medium grain rice uncooked
  • 1 ¼ cup boiling water more as needed
  • salt and pepper as needed
  • Lemon for serving

Instructions

  • Wash and slice the leeks. Place the leeks in a pot of boiling water and boil for 2-3 minutes. Strain leeks and set aside.
  • In a pot or deep pan, heat the olive oil on medium low heat and add the leeks and sauté until leeks are soft (about 6-7 minutes). Note: You do not want to brown them.
  • Add the dill and the tomato paste and stir a couple of times, than add the rice and about 1 ¼ cup of hot water. Add salt as needed (I added about ½ a teaspoon) and mix well.
  • Cover the pot with its lid and simmer at low heat for about 20 minutes, until rice is soft. Check regularly and add additional hot water as needed. Turn off the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes with the lid on.
  • Serve as a main course with a few drops of lemon juice and freshly ground pepper.