Prasorizo (Πρασόρυζο) is a simple dish that is full of flavour and nutritious goodness.
Praso (πράσο), the Greek word for leek, is a superfood- low in calories but high in nutrients, particularly magnesium and vitamins A, C, and K. It also boasts small amounts of fiber, copper, vitamin B6, iron, and folate.
You can serve Prasorizo as a side dish (we recommend with chicken), or on its own.
*Note: Feta is the perfect accompaniment.
- 5 medium leeks
- olive oil
- 1 very large white onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup of celery, chopped
- 1 1/2 x 600g tins peeled tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 -2/3 cup of long rain rice
- juice of `1 lemon
- salt and pepper for taste
Method for Prasorizo
- Remove the roots from the leeks. Wash and clean thoroughly.
- Chop the leeks and scald in hot water to remove the strong leek taste.
- Thinly coat the bottom of a medium-size saucepan with olive oil.
- Stir fry the onions until transparent, add the celery, parsley, salt and pepper and cook for about a minute.
- Stir in the tomatoes and cook this mixture for about 10 minutes.
- Add the leeks and cook for about 30-45 minutes.
- Add the rice and stir in well. Cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
- When the rice is cooked, stir in the lemon juice so that it is well distributed throughout.
*Note: The end of cooking this dish is meant to have the same ‘sloppy’ consistency as Spanakorizo.
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