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Leek and Orzo Gratin - cjs - 07-28-2014

What a tasty and healthy side dish this is - an old recipe from Weight Watchers and very good with the Garlic flank steak.



Leek and Orzo Gratin
Weight Watcher’s recipe, 2009

1 cup whole wheat orzo
2 tsp. olive oil
3 medium leeks, cleaned and sliced, white and light green parts only
1 T. chopped fresh thyme
Salt & black pepper
1/4 cup (1 oz.) shredded Fontina cheese (or what you have on hand)

Preheat oven to 375°F.
Spray a 2-qt. baking dish with cooking spray.
Cook orzo according to pkg. directions.
Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
Add leeks and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 10-15 minutes.
Stir in the orzo, thyme, salt and pepper.
Transfer the orzo mixture to the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with cheese.
Bake until heated through, about 15 minutes.

Note: I had a few snow peas in the fridge that I added to the leeks.

P.S. the gratin (and steak) was very good with 7 Deadly Zins, also.


Re: Leek and Orzo Gratin - Old Bay - 07-28-2014

I like everything in this. This just sounds delicious!


Re: Leek and Orzo Gratin - Gourmet_Mom - 07-28-2014

I agree with Bill! This sounds heavenly! Copied and saved! Thanks, Jean!


Re: Leek and Orzo Gratin - Harborwitch - 07-28-2014

Lovely! That looks soooooo good Jean!


Re: Leek and Orzo Gratin - DFen911 - 07-28-2014

Speaking of flank steak. I can't even afford it now! I remember when it was like .99 cents a pound to $1.89 a pound. Now it's $8 a pound!! That is crazy.


Re: Leek and Orzo Gratin - Mare749 - 07-28-2014

That recipe sounds very familiar to me but I'm going to copy it again just in case I don't have it. Sounds so good! Thanks for posting.


Re: Leek and Orzo Gratin - cjs - 07-28-2014

You're all welcome. I'm thinking 'clean out the fridge' ingredients would work real well in this also.


Re: Leek and Orzo Gratin - Harborwitch - 07-28-2014

Artichoke hearts . . .


Re: Leek and Orzo Gratin - karyn - 07-28-2014

Darn...wish I'd seen this earlier! It would have been just as good and healthier than the butter & cheese garlic bread that I'm making. (However, I do love garlic bread!!)


Re: Leek and Orzo Gratin - cjs - 07-28-2014

uh, me too, Karyn!