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Leek Rice Pilaf
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4.63 from 8 votes

Prasorizo - Rice With Leeks

A wholesome Vegetarian dish made with a handful of basic ingredients. Fresh and delicious it can also be served as side dish (goes amazing with chicken!).
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: dairy-free, detox, Dinner, gluten-free, healthy, rice
Servings: 2 bowls
Calories: 769kcal


  • 7 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 leek about 250-300 grams green parts removed + cut into chunky slices
  • 2 small spring onions chopped in slices
  • ½ red onion finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped in slices
  • cup short-grain rice
  • ½ cup long-grain rice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • 1 lemon zest + juice
  • freshly ground pepper
  • kosher salt


  • Heat olive oil in a cooking pot over high heat. Then reduce heat to medium and add the red onion. Cook until softened and golden in color.
  • Add the spring onions, the garlic, and leeks. Cook for 2-3 minutes more, stirring occasionally until slightly softened. Season with kosher salt and add 2 cups of water. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer covered for 20 minutes.
  • Add 3 cups hot water (you may use vegetable stock instead) and the short-grain rice. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes more.
  • Add the long-grain rice and simmer covered for 20 minutes more or until the rice is cooked.
  • Towards the last 5 minutes of simmering, add the dill, lemon juice, and zest and a generous sprinkle of freshly ground pepper.
  • Serve with extra pepper and dill on top.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 769kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 792IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 3mg