crab pilaf

Posted on Feb 15, 2012

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  • 2  small leeks, or 1 large leek, white and pale green parts only
  • 1 tablespoon(s) butter
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) brown basmati rice, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon(s) Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) freshly ground pepper
  • 3 cup(s) vegetable broth
  • 1 pound(s) asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 ounce(s) lump crabmeat, any shells or cartilage removed
  • 2 tablespoon(s) minced fresh tarragon, or dill
  • 1  lemon, cut into 6 wedges

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut leeks in half lengthwise; rinse thoroughly under water. Cut crosswise into thin slices, place in a colander and rinse again.
  3. Melt butter in a large ovenproof skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the leeks; cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in rice; cook, stirring frequently, until the grains become somewhat translucent, about 1 minute. Stir in mustard, salt and pepper until combined. Pour in broth and bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits.
  4. Cover the pan. Bake the rice for 40 minutes. Then sprinkle asparagus and crab over the rice, replace the cover and continue baking until the rice and asparagus are tender, about 15 minutes more. Stir in tarragon (or dill). Serve with lemon wedges.