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Rice with Leeks

Rice with Leeks

Rice with Leeks is the perfect side for any meal. It's full of flavor, easy to make, and so good that you can eat it plain!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4
Calories 429 kcal


  • 2 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 leeks cleaned and sliced
  • 1 tbsp Chicken bouillon cubes or in powder form low sodium, plus more for seasoning
  • 2 cups water


  • First heat up the oil in the pan. Add the chopped garlic, and sliced leeks. Cook, stirring occasionally until slightly softened. Season with chicken bouillon cubes or powder, or salt and pepper.
  • Add cleaned rice, and stir to combine and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add water, and whole cloves. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Gently stir the rice mixture and bring to a boil. Once water has almost evaporated, lower the heat and continue cooking the rice covered for about 25 to 30 minutes.


  • Make this recipe as a side dish or main dish.
  • Do not add too much water to the rice. The texture will be a bit pasty. You may want to follow the instructions on the packaging or add 1 cup of water for every cup of rice. If you need to add more water, only add by increments of 1/4 cup of water.
  • Make it with enduie! This homemade condiment will add more flavor. This is not a good option if you're looking for a vegan dish. Enduie is cured of salted pork.
  • Use chicken broth instead of plain water. Seasoning: chicken bouillon cubes are powdered chicken bouillon.
  • To serve this dish as a complete meal, add a simple salad of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and Snapper in Creole Sauce, Turkey in Creole Sauce, or Oxtail.


Calories: 429kcalCarbohydrates: 81gProtein: 7gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 35mgPotassium: 193mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 742IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 2mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword easy vegetables dish, leeks, rice dinner, rice dish, rice recipes, vegan
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