Lemony leek stew
This is a Turkish dish called "Zeytinyagli pirasa" which means "leeks with olive oil". I used to hate this dish and any leek dish when I was younger, but for some reason I now love leeks and this dish. It is even better in UK as the leeks here are much smaller and tastier than their Turkish cousins.
It is a simple dish that is best eaten at room temprature and makes a great packed lunch.
You will need;
500 grams Leeks - washed and sliced diagonally about 1-2cm
2 Carrots - sliced diagonally about 1-2cm
1 medium size Onion -diced
50 gr Rice
Juice of 1 Lemon
70ml olive oil - plus more to serve
1 teaspoon Granulated sugar
This will serve 4-6 and will be ready in 30 minutes.
All you need to do is put all the ingredients in a pot, mix well and bring it to simmering and simmer for 20 minutes until the carrots and leeks are cooked.
This tastes better next day, serve it at room temprature with a drizle of extra virgin olive oil and a slice of lemon.