Leek and Orzo Gratin
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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.
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  Re: Leek and Orzo Gratin by cjs (What a tasty and hea...)
I like everything in this. This just sounds delicious!
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#13
  Re: Re: Leek and Orzo Gratin by Old Bay (I like everything in...)
I agree with Bill! This sounds heavenly! Copied and saved! Thanks, Jean!
Daphne
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#14
  Re: Leek and Orzo Gratin by cjs (What a tasty and hea...)
Lovely! That looks soooooo good Jean!
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  Re: Re: Leek and Orzo Gratin by Harborwitch (Lovely! That looks s...)
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.
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  Re: Re: Leek and Orzo Gratin by DFen911 (Speaking of flank st...)
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.
Maryann

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#17
  Re: Re: Leek and Orzo Gratin by Mare749 (That recipe sounds v...)
You're all welcome. I'm thinking 'clean out the fridge' ingredients would work real well in this also.
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#18
  Re: Re: Leek and Orzo Gratin by cjs (You're all welcome. ...)
Artichoke hearts . . .
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#19
  Re: Re: Leek and Orzo Gratin by Harborwitch (Artichoke hearts . ....)
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!!)
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  Re: Re: Leek and Orzo Gratin by karyn (Darn...wish I'd seen...)
uh, me too, Karyn!
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