Brown Rice with Carrots and Leeks Recipe

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Submitted by jailita

Makes 4 servings



This is a very simple, comforting pilaf. In addition to flavonoids and vitamins, the carrots and leeks bring lots of sweet flavor that is beautifully complemented by a final spritz of lemon juice.

Recipe Ingredients for Brown Rice With Carrots and Leeks

1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 pound leeks, white and light green parts only, trimmed, cut in half lengthwise, washed thoroughly and cut in 1/2-inch slices
1/2 pound carrots, peeled and sliced
2 garlic cloves, halved, green shoots removed and thinly sliced
1/2 cup brown rice (short- or long-grain)
1 Salt to taste
2 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, to taste

Recipe Directions for Brown Rice With Carrots and Leeks

  1. Heat the olive oil over a medium-sized, heavy skillet or saucepan, and add the leeks and carrots. Cook, stirring, until the leeks are tender and translucent and the carrots have softened slightly, about five minutes.

  2. Add the garlic and salt to taste.

  3. Cook, stirring, until the garlic smells fragrant, about a minute.

  4. Add the rice and about 1/2 teaspoon salt, and stir to coat the grains with olive oil.

  5. Add the water, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer over low heat until the rice is tender, about 45 minutes. Remove from the heat, and do not remove the cover for 10 minutes.

  6. Then stir in the lemon juice, and taste and adjust salt. Serve hot or warm.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 354.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
212
Calories from Fat
41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.5g
7%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
106mg
4%
Potassium
466mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
40.7g
14%
Dietary Fiber
4.5g
18%
Sugars
7.3g
Protein
4.1g
Vitamin A 227% Vitamin C 35%
Calcium 10% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Very high in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin C
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