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Sunday, May 01, 2005

Leek with Olive Oil

(Zeytinyagli Pirasa)

Leek with Olive Oil
1 bunch of leeks, washed and cut, in chunks
1 medium sized carrot, washed and chopped, bite size
75 ml extra virgin olive oil (half for cooking, half for after)
2 tbsp rice, washed
Juice from half a lemon
1 cup water
1 tbsp sugar

Place all the ingredients except half of the olive oil in a medium-sized pot. If needed, you can add more water. Cover the lid halfway and cook for about 30 minutes on medium-low heat. After cooking, put on a service plate and pour the remaining olive oil over top. Let cool for a while, then refrigerate. Pirasa is served cold.

* This is a vegetarian dish.


At 9:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi everyone,
if you wanna have something light ,cold and tasting great in hot summer day- this is the best thing.

its so yammi!

At 12:23 AM, Anonymous Aydin Odyakmaz said...

This is my favourite dish. I usually add the onions in first , then the carrots and after a few minutes add the Leeks. I let the leeks sweat it out a little first and then add the water. Again this is just a preference, but what ever you do make this and eat it with a nice piece of french baguette. You will be sure to b in heaven.

I forgot my aunt like to make this with the egg mixture which creates a creamy version ( terbiyeli) , but I like it without.

Thanks again for your efforts. Have I mentioned what a great website this is.

At 11:19 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you:) I love the leek this way too. But terbiyeli is better with
leek with ground beef. I will try posting it too:)

At 6:30 AM, Anonymous Jules said...

Made this the other night, and it was delicious! It even got the nod of approval from my turkish boyfriend... I've also made a variation which included chicken, which was also really good. Will be sure to visit this site again!

At 4:02 PM, Anonymous Mona from syria said...

hi binnur ;
i tried it today and it was so good ..
thank you alot dear
i would ask you , do you a recipe of leek with meat ???

At 10:18 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Mona,
I am glad you liked it:) Sure I have a Leek with Lamb or Beef recipe.
I am going to post it for you soon:)
Take care,

At 5:35 PM, Anonymous Mona said...

Hi binnur :)

its me again ,

please its leek`s time and I would like to try leek with meat..

I`m still waiting 4 your recipe

At 7:39 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Mona,
I have been posting Bayram and New Year recipes this month. I'd love to post the recipe that you asked for, soon. I have a long waiting list:)
Take care,

At 5:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,
I love your website and check it often for new recipes or merely for pleasure! Thanks so much for your great effort!
When I was living in Sariyer for a year and half back in 1984-1986, I noticed a lot of leeks being sold in the local market. We use leek mainly in soups. I looked through your soup recipes and didn't find any. Is there any traditional soup recipe in Turkish cuisine that uses leek?

At 8:39 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Haniet ,
Sure, we use leek in vegetable soup. The choice of the ingredients is seasonal or depends on what one likes:)

At 4:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the quick reply. Do you have a vegetable soup recipe that uses leek in your website?


At 10:18 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

None of the soup recipes has leek in it. But I am going to post it in the future:)


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