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Leek Pilaf Recipe

Looking for an easy Leek Pilaf recipe? Learn how to make Leek Pilaf using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by andybgr

Makes 6 servings



Leek pilaf is good on its own, or as a tasty accompaniment to any kind of fish, seafood, or poultry. Before dicing leeks, be sure to slit them lengthwise and clean thoroughly under running water to remove the dirt and grime that often is trapped between the leek?s layers.

Recipe Ingredients for Leek Pilaf

6 cups diced leeks, white and pale green parts only, 1/2? dice (2 ? 3 leeks)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Salt
1 Black pepper
1 cup rice
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 cups water
1/3 cup minced fresh dill
1/3 cup minced fresh mint

Recipe Directions for Leek Pilaf

  1. Sauté the leeks, lightly seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper, in olive oil until they soften and start to turn golden around the edges.

  2. Add the rice and sauté for one minute, stirring constantly to evenly distribute the leeks and oil.

  3. Add the tomato paste, and thoroughly mix it into the rice.

  4. Stir in the water, dill, and mint, bring to a boil, cover, and turn the heat down as low as possible.

  5. Cook for 20 minutes, or until the rice absorbs all the water.

  6. Turn off the heat, and let the pilaf sit covered for 15 minutes before serving.

  7. Taste and add salt or freshly ground black pepper, as needed.

Categories

Main Dish, Greek

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 218.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
258
Calories from Fat
86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.6g
15%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
59mg
2%
Potassium
335mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
39.7g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2.8g
11%
Sugars
3.8g
Protein
4.4g
Vitamin A 38% Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 12% Iron 29%
* 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
B+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin A
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