Leek and carrot pilaf with herby olive oil dressing

Leek and carrot pilaf with herby olive oil dressing


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About this recipe: Can be a side dish or main meal, served hot or cold. This recipe would serve as a large meal for two people, or part of a main meal for three people.

Serves: 2 

  • 2 medium leeks
  • 3 or 4 small carrots
  • 1 handful rice
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • 1 handful fresh basil or parsley

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Chop the leeks quite thinly. Chop the carrots however you like.
  2. Add the leeks, carrots and rice to a pan of water and boil until tender.
  3. Use a blender to mix some olive oil with a handful of fresh basil or parsley to make the dressing.
  4. Drain the pan and place the contents on a plate. Drizzle the dressing over the meal, then sprinkle with lemon juice. Garnish with basil or parsley leaves, if liked.


Feel free to experiment with different vegetables and herbs with this dish. You can also add meat or Quorn® to the dish, either whilst the veg and rice are cooking, or it can be cooked in a separate pan and added at the end.

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it was wonderful - 09 Oct 2015

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