Braised Leeks

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If you are looking for a refreshing, olived oiled, and quick-to-make Turkish cuisine vegetable dish, Braised Leeks dish is just for you. This delicious dish is made with leek vegetables, fresh orange juice, fresh mandarin juice, carrots, rice, and olive oil.

In Turkish cuisine, you cannot find many dishes that are made with leek vegetables. If you ever ask someone to give you a Turkish cuisine recipe that contains leek vegetables in it, Braised leeks dish will be the first dish that will come up to his/her mind.

Braised leeks, in Turkish Pırasa Yemeği, can be served as a side dish or even for dinner if you are a vegetarian. By the way, the handful of ingredients in Braised leeks dish shouldn’t deceive you about the taste outcome. When it comes to Turkish cuisine or Ottoman cuisine, there is no compromise on taste.

The leek vegetable is a year-round vegetable in Turkey and it is easy for us to find this delicious vegetable whenever we want. However; fresh oranges and fresh mandarin are winter fruits. This makes this dish a winter veggie dish. So; winter is about to finish and if you want to add a new taste to your veggie menu; just give it a try this magnificent taste.

Braised Leeks

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Turkish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 125 kcal


  • 6 Leeks
  • 3 Carrots
  • 2 tbsp Short-grain rice
  • 2 White sugar cubes
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 300 ml Freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 150 ml Freshly squeezed mandarin juice
  • 50 ml Olive oil


  1. Wash the leeks and cut them into 2-inch diagonal slices. Place them in a large and slightly deep saucepan.

  2. Wash and peel the carrots and cut them into diagonal slices about 1/3 inch thick. And then place them in the saucepan with the leeks.

  3. Place the olive oil in the saucepan and then add the carrots and saute for 3-4 minutes. Then add the leeks and saute 3 minutes more.

  4. After carrots and leeks are softened; add the rice and saute for about 3 minutes.

  5. Add the freshly squeezed mandarin juice, freshly squeezed orange juice, salt, and 2 sugar cubes to the saucepan and bring the heat to the medium level. Close the lid and let them cook 20 minutes more after it boiled.

  6. After the dish is cooked, let it cool down at room temperature.

  7. Serve.

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