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Coraline was disgusted. "Daddy," she said, "you've made a recipe again.'

"It's leek and potato stew with a tarragon garnish and melted Gruyere cheese," he admitted.
-Neil Gaiman, Coraline

The refrigerator light goes on...

Buttered rice is great. Buttered leeks are great. Buttered rice and buttered leeks together? Fantastic. This makes a great side dish for almost any fish.

Brown rice does take longer to cook and some people like their rice a firmer and others a bit softer. If you like it a bit softer, add an extra half cup of water. When cooking brown rice it is important to keep the pan partially covered with a lid so that the water doesn't boil off too fast. Set the heat so the rice is just at a simmer and cover with the lid set to one edge of the pan, leaving about a 1/2 inch opening.

Leeks

Leeks are a member of the onion family but with a milder sweeter flavor. They look like overgrown green onions or scallions. The white part grows below ground, so leeks are usually pretty dirty and need plenty of washing.

Cut the leek at the lower end of the green top and run water over the leaves as they separate. Usually the rings of the white part have dirt embedded in them towards the top. Slice the leek in an X across the top and gently clean the dirt from between the rings under cold water.

4 ounces leeks = 69 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 2g protein, 16g carbohydrates, 23mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol


 

Buttered Rice with Leeks



Servings = 2 | Serving size =about 1 cup rice with leeks

Cooking Time = 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe makes good leftovers.

2 1/2 cups water
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup long grain brown rice
2 tsp unsalted butter
1 medium leek (sliced lengthwise and then thinly crosscut into half moons)
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Buttered Rice with Leeks recipe from Dr. Gourmet
In a medium sauce pan, heat the water and salt. When the water boils, stir in the brown rice.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, for about 25 to 30 minutes.

Do not boil away all of the liquid and do not stir the rice.

When a very small amount of liquid remains, remove the pan from the burner and let it stand, covered, for 5 minutes before serving.

While the rice is cooking, place one teaspoon of the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat.

When the butter is bubbling, add the green part of the leeks.

Cook for about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir frequently

Add the white part of the leek and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir frequently. If the leeks are done before the rice, remove the pan from the heat and set aside, leaving the leeks and sauce in the pan.

When the rice is done, add the leeks to the rice, using a rubber spatula to scrape the butter sauce from the pan into the rice.

Add the remaining 1 teaspoon of butter and the pepper to the rice and leek mixture. If the leeks have cooled while waiting for the rice to be done, place the rice and leeks back over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the rice mixture is hot.

Stir well and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 1 cup rice with leeks

Servings = 2

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 309 Calories from Fat 52
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 6g 8%
    Saturated Fat 2g 11%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 329mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 60g 18%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
    Sugars 7g  
Protein 7g  
Vitamin A 56% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 13% Iron 22%
Vitamin K 81 mcg Potassium 410 mg
Magnesium 114 mg