August 7, 2020

Turkish Leeks

Hello everyone, we are cooking delicious and healthy Turkish Leeks With Carrot And Rice.

I do not know if you ever try leeks before but like all other vegetables they have many benefits for you. Well, I always belive if you know how to cook and eat a vegetable they can turn into pretty delicious foods. Leeks are like that too! If you wont know how to cook their taste might turn into nightmare but if you know how to cook that will change the game! This recipe is the game changer!!

Cut Carrot And Leeks

Cut Carrot And Leeks

Cooking Carrots

Cooking Carrots

And I need to say with proud that it is a Turkish recipe. Also, very easy to make with just couple ingredients. There can not be better recipe to eat healthy or if you are a vegetarian or you just want to eat some veggies but you want taste too!

Sautee

Sautee

Add Tomato Paste

Add Tomato Paste

Magic of the food:

There is one thing I realize that American people's eating habit is way more different then Europe or Middle east people. Well maybe not everyone is like that of course but what I have been seeing is American people eat (especially veggies) so simple. Like, just saute veggie with meal or boiled ones. Actuallt, if you just make some little tricks with them, they will turn into something so different! Like this one healthy, simple and delicious! Magic of the food!!

Add Rice

Add Rice

For instance, Turkish Salad. or Lentil and Bean Salad Whenever I make that salad everyone loves it and ask me for the recipe. It is so basic but such a good salad no surprise people are loving it!! Like I said, use some little tricks and change the game! 

Boil

Boil

I have to say this, if you want to make this recipe you should love lemon because ot include lots of lemon. You do not have to have of course but I personally squezee a lot of lemon like a lot!! And lemon is good for you why not :)!

Turkish Leeks

Turkish Leeks

Give this recipe a chance, you are going to be surprise how much you will love!

Turkish Leeks

Turkish Leeks

Turkish Leeks

Turkish Style Leeks With Carrot And Rice

Ipek Jacobs
Leeks are very healthy but not very known vegetables. With this Turkish Style Leeks recipe you are going to start cooking all the time! Delicious, healthy and with squeeze of lemon little bit sour fresh taste!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people
Calories 73.5 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 carrot
  • 2 leeks
  • 1 tbsp white rice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 - 2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

Instructions
 

  • Peel and cut your carrot into big pieces. And cut your leeks same size with carrot.
  • Heat your oil and add carrot. Sauté them for about 2 minutes and add leeks sauté together.
  • When they got soft little bit and sauté really good add spices with tomato paste cook like that another 2 minutes.
  • After they are ready add rice and water. (*We do not need too much water, 1 - 2 cup will be enough. You can first add1 cup than will add more if it needed)
  • Boil them and when they start boiling lower your heat and cover it.
  • Let it cook for 20 - 25 minutes till leeks and carrot cook. Enjoy!

Notes

*As a little note, I could not find leeks in normal store like Walmart or Publix, but I was able to find one of local stores which is called Detwillers. I love their veggies and I am happy to be able to find leeks over there.

Nutrition Facts For Total Serving:

Calorie: 294 cl

Carb: 41.6 gram

Protein: 4.5 gram

Fat: 14.9 gram

Turkish Leeks

Turkish Leeks

About the author

Hello, my name is Ipek. I born at 1993 in Ankara, Turkey. At 2017, I graduated from Bilkent University Tourism and Hotel Management. Since then I have been working different departments in the hotels but mostly in the restaurant and hotel kitchen. Little after I finish my college life brought me in USA when I was not expecting at all. Currently I am living in FL and sharing all of my knowledge of food and many recipes from my country Turkey to all other cuisines.

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