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Rice with leeks and dried red peppers

A vegan recipe in which the leek is a worthy protagonist as it embraces the rice with so much sweetness, while the dried red peppers give the dish a smoky taste that you will definitely love.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: leeks, rice
Servings: 4 people


  • olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 700 gr leeks, cut into thick slices
  • 1 carrot, cut into slices
  • 2-3 dried red peppers
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup Carolina rice
  • 2 cups water
  • chicken stock
  • paprika
  • 2-3 tbsp tomato sauce

For serving

  • olives
  • lemon juice
  • red pepper flakes


  • In a large saucepan, over medium to high heat, add the olive oil and after it heats up, add the onions. Saute for 3-4 minutes, or until onions are soft.
  • Add the leeks together with a little water. Cover the pot and cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes, until the leeks are soft.
  • Then add salt, pepper, carrots and dried peppers. Mix well and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Then add the rice, red pepper and tomato sauce and mix well. Finally add the water and the chicken broth, and after bringing to a boil, simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • Serve with plenty of lemon, red pepper flakes and olives.