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Sunday, May 01, 2005

Leek in Olive Oil

(Zeytinyagli Pirasa)

Leek in 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 serving dish and pour the remaining olive oil over top. Let cool for a while, then refrigerate. Serve the dish at room temperature or chilled.

* 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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous 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:)

At 7:50 AM, Anonymous ella said...

iam from Slovakia, my bf is Turk, we r living in slovakia, so he is missing many things from his home, especialy food. Thatsway i started to cook little bit turkish way. And after i tryied original food in Adana, i totaly felt in love with it:) I was looking for some webpage with turkish recipies, and i have to say this is wht i was looking for. Its really great. Last time i did pırasa acording to this rcp and he loved it :)Cok tesekkur ederim :)

At 3:36 PM, Blogger Karen said...

This is really delicious Binnur! I have never liked vegetables much, and I hate it when they squeak when you chew them. These were simply succulent. You could turn me into a veggie lover in no time with recipes like this!

At 8:58 AM, Anonymous Darlene said...


I found your website by a wonderful browsing experience. My dear husband was Turkish & I still cook Turkish because it brings me closer to him. Do you have a cookbook?


At 7:47 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Darlene,
Yes, I have a cook book and it is only available directly from



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