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Leeks in Olive Oil

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Category: Side Dishes, Turkish

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lb Leeks
  • 1/3 c Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 sm Carrots, halved & slced
  • 2 tb Uncooked rice
  • 1 1/2 ts Sugar
  • 3/4 ts Salt
  • Juice of half lemon
  • 1 1/2 c Water


Trim leeks. Remove a few of the outer layers. Slice 3/4" thick, discard
tough green leaves. Wash well in several changes of water.

In a heavy skillet, heat olive oil. Stir in leeks & carrots. Cover & cook
very gently for 30 minutes, shaking the skillet occasionally. Blend in the
remaining ingredients in order. Cover & simmer for 30 minutes, checking
the liquid. Add more water if necessary. When fully cooked, it should be
very moist but not watery. Serve cold with lemon juice.

Serve as part of a buffet including other vegetable dishes.

Ayla Esen Algar, "The Complete Book of Turkish Cooking"

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