A simple, quick, and tasty winter dish. Enjoy!

Serves: 6 Preparation time: 20 mins Cooks in:36 mins Ready in: 55 mins

1 small cabbage cut into small pieces
2 leeks, coarsely chopped
3-4 sprigs of celery, chopped
1½ cup of rice
1 tablespoon chopped mint (optional)
1 carrot, cut into cubes (optional)
2/3 cup of oil
juice of 1-2 lemons
salt, pepper

Step 1
Pour some olive oil in a saucepan and sauté the leek and the celery for 5 minutes until they soften and, then, add cabbage, carrot, mint, salt and pepper.

Step 2
Add 1½ cup of water, cover the saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes. Check the broth to make sure that it is about 3 cups, and add water if needed.

Step 3
Add the rice, cover the saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes.

Step 4
Add the lemon juice, shake the saucepan and wait about 5 minutes before serving. This meal suits perfect with salted fish, sausage or pastrami.