Kale Speltotto with Parmesan Cheese

Kale Speltotto with Parmesan Cheese

Ingredients

  • --Chef Gina Lopez, Bridgeway Corporate Chef
  • 1 quart vegetable or chicken stock
  • 4 tablespoon of butter
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • A few sprigs of thyme leaves chopped
  • 3 medium leeks trimmed and chopped
  • 5 oz of Kale
  • 5 oz of Sorrel or other greens
  • 10 oz of barley
  • ½ cup of white wine
  • 2 oz of parmesan cheese
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring stock to a simmer keep warm
  2. Heat half of the butter and sauté onion, garlic, and thyme. Sweat for 10 minutes
  3. Stir the barley into the onion mixture wait two minutes add wine
  4. Start adding stock ¼ cup at a time stirring and letting it absorb until you add more. It should take about 35 to 45 minutes for the barley to cook.
  5. Sweat the leeks in the remaining butter in a frying pan and the greens and wilt with a little water for 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Remove barley from heat and stir in leeks mixture, cheese, and salt and pepper.
  7. Serve with extra cheese on top, pepper, and a drizzle of oil.
http://plant-it-forward.org/kale-speltotto-with-parmesan-cheese/

Leeks with Rice (Prassorizo)

Leeks with Rice (Prassorizo)

Ingredients

  • This Greek recipe for leeks with rice is from Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian cookbook. In her book she gives credit to Marina Liveriadou for this particular recipe.
  • 2 lbs leeks
  • ½ cup rice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1-1 ¼ tsp. salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Cut leeks into ¼ in. pieces, discarding any dark green pieces. Wash thoroughly in a sinkful of water and put into a colander to drain.
  2. In a wide pot, combine the leeks and 3 cups of water. Set over high heat and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to medium-high and cook for about 15 min or until leeks are tender. Add the rice, oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and another ½ cup of boiling water. Cook on medium-high heat, stirring now and then, for another 15 minutes, or until rice is just tender. Serve hot.
http://plant-it-forward.org/leeks-with-rice-prassorizo/